Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This newspaper article from the February 11, 1984 issue of the Richmond News Leader discusses the upcoming UR Players' production of Hiawatha directed by Jack Welsh. Welsh is interviewed, describing the intricate production process of the show which…

An article by Sharon Tully in The Collegian announces two comedies that will be performed at the University of Richmond during the spring semester of 2009. One is the dark comedy “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, and will be produced by…

This is a program for the 1984 University Players' production of Hiawatha, directed by Jack Welsh. The play is inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Song of Hiawatha," adapted by Michael Bognadov and with music by Jeff Teare. As well as…

This is a letter from Randy Walker, the Director of Public Information at the University of Richmond, to The Richmond Times-Dispatch Leisure Section about the University Players' four plays during the 1975-76 season in Camp Memorial Theatre. The…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Theatre department faculty or staff members, telling about how the University Players will continue the same ticket policy. The faculty or staff were entitled to two…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Department, inviting them to the eighth season of plays in James L. Camp Memorial Theatre. The recipients are given two…

This is an article discussing the first African play to be performed on the University of Richmond's (UR) campus--Tegonni--that has an international cast and crew. "'Tegonni' is a Nigerian interpretation of Sophocles' "Antigone" by Femi Osofison"…

This is an article that announces the opening night of “Home”, the award-winning play by Samm-Art Williams, which had "the first all-black cast in the history of the University." The play was presented by the University Players and the…

Explores the intent behind the Quonset Hut Two (QH2), the student run theater, and its effects on campus life. The goals of the theater included creating a more accessible theater environment--tickets were free, encouraging higher student attendance,…

This article announces the first minstrel show given at the University since its move to the West End in 1914, put on by the Richmond College Glee Club. The announcement was published a week before the show. The article promotes blackface, showcasing…
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