Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Glee Club Plans Rollicking Affair"

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Article "Glee Club Plans Rollicking Affair"

Description

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 performers as "charcoaled singers and jokers." The article also promotes jokes at the expense of African Americans saying that the show will be a "laughing earthquake."

Source

"Glee Club Plans Rollicking Affair: Charcoaled Singers and Jokers Return to University Foot-Lights After Years." The Richmond Collegian VII, no. 12 (January 7, 1921): 5. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19210107.2.27&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1921-01-07

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English

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RichmondCollegianVII.12.5-19210107.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Glee Club Plans Rollicking Affair",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 24, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/23.