Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Negroes Entertain 'Y'"

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Article "Negroes Entertain 'Y'"

Description

Published in 1919, this Collegian article discussed the address by Secretary McGrew, State YMCA Secretary for the "negro race." The article called the event a "treat" because not many students had heard an "educated negro" speak before or heard him talk in front of a white audience in the first place. Mr. McGrew was an advocate for social justice because he reminded students of the various sacrifices black people had made for the army. After his address, a black choir sang "old songs, and a large crowd had gathered to listen to the melodies that inadvertently bring back recollections of plantation tales--of long ago." It was a regular practice of the University to invite black choirs to perform for a predominantly white student body.

Source

"Negroes Entertain 'Y'." The Richmond Collegian V, no. 16, (April 11, 1919): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19190411.2.6&srpos=16&e=--1914---1971--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1919-04-11

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English

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RichmondCollegianV.16.1-19190411.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

“Article "Negroes Entertain 'Y'",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 22, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1816.