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Performances by students included minstrelsy, dressing up as Native Americans, as Mexicans, and as Chinese immigrants.

Performances included depictions of students dressing up as black people, Native Americans, Mexicans, and Chinese workers.

A scene from a blackface performance:

A scene from the performance "Primitive Indian Life":

A scene from the performance "San Juan Day":

A scene from the performance "Black Dragon Mine":




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This research was carried out for the  Committee on College Songs by
student Cyrus Winston under the guidance of Professor Kim Bruce and Professor Sidney Lemelle.