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Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia Opens at Ferris State University

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    Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia Opens at Ferris State University Journal of Blacks in Higher Education April 26, 2012
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      Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia Opens at Ferris State University

      Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
      April 26, 2012

      http://www.jbhe.com/2012/04/jim-crow-museum-of-racist-memorabilia-opens-at-ferris-state-university/

      The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia on the campus of Ferris State University officially opens today. The new $1.3 million, 3,300-square-foot museum's collection includes more than 9,000 artifacts.

      The Museum features six exhibit areas — Who and What is Jim Crow, Jim Crow Violence, Jim Crow and Anti-Black Imagery, Battling Jim Crow Imagery, Attacking Jim Crow Segregation, and Beyond Jim Crow.

      The museum lists six objectives
      -- Collect, exhibit and preserve objects and collections related to racial segregation, civil rights and anti-Black caricatures.
      -- Promote the scholarly examination of historical and contemporary expressions of racism.
      -- Serve as a teaching resource for Ferris State University courses which deal, directly or indirectly, with the issues of race and ethnicity.
      -- Serve as an educational resource for scholars and teachers at the state, national and international levels.
      -- Promote racial understanding and healing.
      -- Serve as a resource for civil rights and human rights organizations.

      The curator of the museum is David Pilgrim, vice president for diversity and inclusion at Ferris State. He holds a doctorate in sociology from Ohio State University.
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