Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The advertisement section of the 1952 yearbook shows two pictures of a minstrel show. The students can be seen holding Confederate flags and wearing bow ties with the colors of the confederate flags.

This photograph in the 1952 yearbooks shows three college students wearing black paint on their face, their gender is unclear. It looks like a picture taken either before or after a minstrel show. The students can be seen holding a picture of a…

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.

The page presents the "History of the Minstrel" for the Westhampton campus. It began in 1915-1916 "just for fun." The Minstrel performance, coordinated by the Westhampton senior class, shows the acceptance of minstrelsy and blackface during this time…

These pages features the names and photograph of the men in the "Ministerial Association," with an illustration at the top of the page. The illustration features a man with dark skin and white lips wearing a bow-tie, dress coat, and large white…

This illustration represents the Glee Club, featuring three men in blackface wearing tuxedos and large bow-ties. The man in the center appears to be directing the other two figures, one of whom is holding an instrument. According to the Richmond…

In this piece, Bari Jean Hobbs reviews the documentary drama In White America by Martin Duberman. Hobbs mentions how the drama, which dealt with the “negro in America” had not been presented in two years and the production set in Keller Hall had…

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…

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 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."…
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