Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Music and Laughs By College Fun-Makers"

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Article "Music and Laughs By College Fun-Makers"

Description

This article announces a performance put on by Richmond College students to benefit The Collegian. The article notes that the first part of the performance is a blackface minstrel show performed by men in Richmond College. Minstrel shows were either dances, comic skits, or musical shows performed by white people in blackface. Minstrel shows are performances based off of racial stereotypes which shows what race relations were like during the time period. The title of the article suggest that the performance will make the audience laugh at the jokes made in the show and therefore at the cost of African Americans. In addition to the title, the casual, sarcastic tone of the article downplays the act of performing racial stereotypes.

Source

"Music and Laughs by College Fun-Makers: Minstrel Show in Benefit of 'Collegian' on To-night." The Richmond Collegian I, no. 19 (May 7, 1915): 1, 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19150507.2.7&srpos=4&e=------191-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1915-05-07

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English

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RichmondCollegianI.19.1-19150507.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Music and Laughs By College Fun-Makers",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 24, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/84.