Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

The Spider 1897 "Thespians from 'Darkest Africa'"

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Title

The Spider 1897 "Thespians from 'Darkest Africa'"

Description

Photographed by J.W. Buck, this image from the 1897 edition of the yearbook The Spider depicts the cast of the theatrical production "Darkest Africa". A majority of the all-male white cast is in blackface.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, The Spider (1897): 68. Available online via the

Publisher

The Spider, University of Richmond

Date

1897

Relation

Language

English

Identifier

Spider.68-1897.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“The Spider 1897 "Thespians from 'Darkest Africa'",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 7, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3078.