The Owl.
Original Author: William and Mary students
Created: January 1854
Medium: Magazine front page

The Owl.

The front page of the January 1854 edition of the Owl, the student humor magazine of the College of William and Mary (satirically renamed here "Billy and Molly Kollege, Billysburg, Werginnie"), includes a series of short comic pieces. Two of the bits use racist stereotypes—including one titled "An Ethiopian Dialogue," which is written in black dialect.