A Vision For The Jim Crow Museum Of Racist Memorabilia
The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University is envisioned as an international leader in the anti-racism movement. The museum will serve as a base for quality scholarship addressing the complexities of race relations. The museum will encourage collaborative work with high schools, universities, government agencies, and human rights organizations, including, but not limited to, producing original research, planning and hosting conferences, and conducting anti-racism training sessions.
"I have a goal to create a room that when people come into that room, it changes the way they talk about race."
- Dr. David Pilgrim, Professor of Sociology, Ferris State University; Curator, Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.
Jim Crow Museum Of Racist Memorabilia Objectives
Here are the objectives of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University:
* 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.