Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This page from The Web 1980 features photographs from the University Players' performance of the play The Diary of Anne Frank in 1979 directed by Frances Daniel. The play is a stage adaptation of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, recounting…

These two pages from The Web 1976 feature photographs from the University Players’ production of the play “Conquest of My Brother” in November 1975. “Conquest of My Brother” is a documentary-style play by Edward F. Emanuel that is about the…

This page from The Web 1976 features photographs from the University Players' production of the play “The Teahouse of the August Moon” in February 1976. “The Teahouse of the August Moon” is an American war comedy written by John Patrick based…

The top middle photo shows the Harlem Globetrotters performing in the Robins Center as the pregame and halftime act of a Richmond basketball game in December 1973. The caption next to the photo reads: "Probably the most important problem encountered…

This photograph displays Westhampton students, presumably seniors, performing in blackface at an unspecified event.

The bottom right photo on the second page of the 1948 Phi Alpha spread features fraternity members in blackface. The fraternities had recently reopened on campus after World War II.

This collage features a photo of Dick Gregory in the top middle. Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, came to speak on campus a second time as part of a lecture series in 1973. His speech in 1970 received…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) and the University Student Union (USU) sponsored a National Theatre Company production of Feelin' Good by Sean O'Mally, described as: "Through song, dance, and humor, Feelin' Good traces the history…

This correspondence from University Communications announces that the University Players and the University of Richmond’s Department of Theatre & Dance will be staging their first all African-American Play, Home on November 17-19, 2005 at 7:30…

This is a University Players’ program for their show Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants. by Y. York that was staged October 1-4th, 1992 and took place in Camp Theatre (later renamed “Camp Concert Hall”). The show, that follows one family after an…
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