Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This program outlines the production of God Say Amen by the English Shakespeare Company at the University of Richmond. Michael Bogdanov and Michael Pennington state that the show examines "Shakespeare's current enquiry into political behaviour."…

This is a news article from The Richmond News Leader about how the play Conquest of My Brothers will be opening at University of Richmond. It is described as a documentary-style play tracing "the white man's conquest of the Native American Indian."…

This is The University Players 1975-76 brochure mailed to Miss M Jane Pope. The program includes the prices of tickets ($7.50 regular, $5.00 student), production time, box office information, request for subscription, and the four productions of the…

This memo to the faculty and staff informs them that the faculty-staff banquet on March 7, 1969 will take place in the Westhampton College Dining Hall, and that the dinner will be followed by a University Players performance of Luigi Pirandello's Six…

This is a program for The University Players' 1969 performance of A Man for all Seasons. Contained within it are advertisements for local businesses, as well as one purchased by Alpha Psi Omega, and an ode to the director of the production, Alton…

Kathleen B. Francis donated her subscription brochure from the University Players' fifth season of offering a subscriber option. The season included five plays and four films. The plays were, in order of production, Robert E. Lee and Jerome…

This is a rehearsal schedule for a week in 1921, with meetings scheduled Wednesday through Saturday evening. The schedule has doodles and comments written in the margins; one note reads: "Place: just outside the President's office."

This article in the Collegian talks about the organization of a minstrel show by the sophomore class of Westhampton College. It further goes on to talk about the people who were in charge of the arrangements, direction, and the acting.

The article "Sabbath Glee Club To Sing Sunday" published by The Collegian on February 4th, 1936 announces the return of an all black choir to the University of Richmond's campus to perform at Vespers. The Richmond Sabbath Glee Club was formed to…

This article discusses the popularity of "Negro spirituals" in the US and abroad. The Sabbath Glee Club, presumably either a black choir brought in to perform for the white audience, or a white University Glee Club appropriating this music, performed…
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