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Article "College Minstrel Draws Big Crowds"

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Article "College Minstrel Draws Big Crowds"

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An article detailing a minstrel show put on by the Richmond College Glee Club in which the white actors wore blackface. The subtitle refers to the actors as "charcoaled funmakers." The article calls the actors a "motley crew of darkies," relying on racist language and stereotypes to entertain the white audience of students. A quartet played songs including one called "Nigger Heaven."

Source

"College Minstrel Draws Big Crowd: Charcoaled Funmakers Bring Down House in Uproarous, Sidesplitting Performance." The Richmond Collegian VII, no. 14 (January 21, 1921): 1, 5. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19210121.2.10&srpos=2&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1921-01-21

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RichmondCollegianVII.14.1-19210121.JPG

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“Article "College Minstrel Draws Big Crowds",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 16, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/62.