Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

The Spider 1917 "Ministerial Association"

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Title

The Spider 1917 "Ministerial Association"

Description

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 shoes. The man is standing next to two chickens, and appears to be holding a stick-shaped item over his shoulder. The Ministerial Association was an organization rooted in racial stereotypes, where white men would perform in blackface. Although the name appears to point to the practices of ministers, the section at the bottom entitled "Some Subjects of Experimentation" includes names often prevelent in minstrel performances. 

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, The Spider 1917: 178-179.

Publisher

The Spider, University of Richmond

Date

1917

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Language

English

Identifier

Spider178-1917.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“The Spider 1917 "Ministerial Association",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 13, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/177.