Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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An article detailing a minstrel show put on by the Richmond College Glee Club in which the white actors wore blackface. The subtitle refers to the actors as "charcoaled funmakers." The article calls the actors a "motley crew of darkies," relying on…

This article announces the first minstrel show given at the University of Richmond since the college relocated from its Lombardy Street location to the West End campus in 1914. The show, put on by the Richmond College Glee Club, is said to feature…

This article discusses the concert performance that an all-black, male quartet gave for the Richmond community at City Auditorium. and the interview that followed. The quartet known as the Four Mills Brothers "created a new kind of harmony and human…

The article discusses the opening of the Richmond College Glee Club's Fall tor. Sponsored by the Parent-Teachers' Association of the Bowling Green High School, the recital will open rendering two groups of songs. Followed by the new spider quartet,…

This Collegian article, published December 12, 1947, is about a talent show organized by Westhampton College freshmen to benefit the World Student Service Fund, an international student relief organization. The show, which took place on December 10,…

This article discusses the plans that the Richmond College Glee Club for the school year. The glee club was led by an oratorio tenor and choral teacher in Richmond named Charles Troxell. He conducted many college choirs and church choirs. The…

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…

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…

This article announces a performance put on by Richmond College students to benefit The Collegian. The article notes that the first part of the performance is a blackface minstrel show performed by men in Richmond College. Minstrel shows were either…

This Collegian article is a theater review of the production Conquest of My Brother presented by the University Players in November 1975. The reviewer Heath Haworth asserts the play is more of a “didactic, preachy documentary” rather than…
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