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.
Join Dr. David Pilgrim, the founder and current director of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, for a discussion of the origins of this museum, its segregation era artifacts, and its mission to use these objects of intolerance to teach tolerance.
Please note that some members of the audience may be offended by the images in the presentation.