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Article "Y.W.C.A. Cabinet Presents Minstrel Show"

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Article "Y.W.C.A. Cabinet Presents Minstrel Show"

Description

The article discusses a minstrel show that was performed by members of the Y.W.C.A. organization. Minstrel shows were a popular form of entertainment for white audiences. Minstrel shows were either dances, comic skits, or musical shows performed by white people in blackface. The article says the minstrel show was set in the dining room with one of the Y.W.C.A. members playing the "chief nigger" and the other two members playing end men. These performances were based off of racial stereotypes which is why the Y.W.C.A. chose to feature the show in a dining room setting where the actors played African American servers waiting on white people.

Source

"Y.W.C.A. Cabinet Presents Minstrel Show: Young Ladies Act as End-Men and Have Jolly Evening." The Richmond Collegian IV, no. 8 (November 23, 1917): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19171123.2.8&srpos=2&e=------191-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1917-11-23

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English

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RichmondCollegianIV.8.1-19271123.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Y.W.C.A. Cabinet Presents Minstrel Show",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 16, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/86.