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Race, Racism, and the Jim Crow Museum: A Discussion with Dr. David Pilgrim

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Race, Racism, and the Jim Crow Museum: A Discussion with Dr. David Pilgrim

Monday, January 18, 2021 | 3:00 pm | Zoom

One of America’s most fascinating museums is housed inside Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia uses racist objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice, examining the historical patterns of race relations and the origins and consequences of racist depictions. The aim is to engage visitors in open and honest dialogues about this country’s racial history. Founder and curator, Dr. David Pilgrim has said, “We are not afraid to talk about race and racism; we are afraid not to.” Join Dr. Pilgrim this MLK Day in a discussion about race, racism and the Jim Crow Museum. Learn about their teaching methods and the belief in the triumph of dialogue.  

About Featured Speaker, Dr. David Pilgrim

Dr. David Pilgrim, an applied sociologist with a doctorate from The Ohio State University, is the founder and Director of the Jim Crow Museum, the nation’s largest, publicly accessible collection of racist objects, located at Ferris State University where he serves as Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. A prolific writer, Dr. Pilgrim is the author of Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice (PM Press, 2015) as well as countless additional writings used by scholars, students, and civil rights and human rights workers to better understand historical and contemporary expressions of racism. He has been interviewed by National Public Radio, Time magazine, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and dozens of newspapers, including the New York TimesWashington PostBoston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times.

Everyone is encouraged to take a virtual tour of the Jim Crow Museum prior to the conversation with Dr. Pilgrim.

Pre-registration is required to access the online program. Register up to 30 minutes before the start of the program.

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Hosted by The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. 


January 18
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm