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Kake Walk at UVM

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The Kake Walk at UVM collection documents a former University of Vermont event that is for some a hallowed tradition and for others overt racism. The terminated competition, which was the highlight of the campus social calendar for over eighty years, featured fraternity brothers in blackface and kinky wigs dancing to the tune of "Cotton Babes."

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Time Period Covered: 1896 - 2004 

Source Document: University Archives, Record Group 53: Fraternities and Sororities, Series: Kake Walk 

Published:  May 29, 2010,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Center for Digital Initiatives

Rights:  http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights


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Title:   The Vermont Cynic

Creator:  University of Vermont

Date:  1969-02-14

Resource type:   newspapers

Includes and announcement about a Black Literature course to be taught in the English department.

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    Title:   The Vermont Cynic

    Creator:  University of Vermont

    Date:  1969-10-31

    Resource type:   newspapers

    Includes the results of the student opinion poll on Kake Walk and announces the decision to replace Kake Walk with a film festival.

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      Title:   Winter Music and Film Festival Program

      Creator:  University of Vermont

      Date:  1970

      Resource type:   programs (documents)

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