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Article "Mills Heads Senior Cast in Minstrel: Co-ord to Act as Interlocutor In Frolics Of 1934"

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Article "Mills Heads Senior Cast in Minstrel: Co-ord to Act as Interlocutor In Frolics Of 1934"

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Presented by the Senior Class of Westhampton College at the Playhouse on Friday, November 23, 1924, the article reports Mary Mills was selected to be the interlocutor in the upcoming minstrel. The following students were cast as end-men, set to wear blackface and meant to represent "a particular type of Negro:" Susan Whittet, Betsy Cannon, Anna Hellett, Dorothy Chewning, Peggy Brown, Margaret Taylor, Beverly Bates, Lottie Britt, and Mary Pat Early. Aside from these women, the chorus did not wear blackface.The minstrel carried out the idea of the one given the year before by the same class; it included "jokes on faculty and students, and songs typifying traits of the faculty."

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"Mills Heads Senior Cast In Minstrel." The Richmond Collegian 21, no. 9, (November 9, 1934): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19341109.2.5&srpos=8&e=--1934---1935--en-20--1--txt-txIN-negro-ARTICLE-----#

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1934-11-09

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Mills Heads Senior Cast in Minstrel: Co-ord to Act as Interlocutor In Frolics Of 1934",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/500.