Oct 23 – Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice
Presentation by David Pilgrim, Founding Director, Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia and Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Ferris State University
The Jim Crow Museum is the nation’s largest publicly accessible collection of racist artifacts. Located on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, the museum houses more than 12,000 objects—primarily, but not exclusively, segregation era artifacts and everyday anti-black caricatured objects. The museum’s innovative mission—which doubles as its tagline—is “using objects of intolerance to teach tolerance.” As such, the Jim Crow Museum serves as a compelling model for all museums to consider.
Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan Museum of Art