An Interview with Dr. David Pilgrim

Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors: Stories from the Jim Crow Museum

By Megan Hayes
Appalachian Magazine
April 10th, 2017

“Dr. David Pilgrim is a public speaker and leading expert on issues relating to multiculturalism, diversity and race relations. Pilgrim, a Ferris State University distinguished teacher who holds a PhD from the Ohio State University, is an applied sociologist who believes racism can be objectively studied and creatively assailed. He is perhaps best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum, a 5,000-piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University that uses objects of intolerance to teach tolerance.”

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