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David Pilgrim on Stateside from Michigan Radio talking about the Jim Crow Museum Expansion

By Stateside from Michigan Radio
July 29th, 2021

Dr. David Pilgrim is a museum curator at Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. It’s home to 14,000 mostly racist artifacts. Today we’re talking with Pilgrim about how this Michigan museum uses objects of intolerance to teach tolerance, and about the future of the museum with it’s $18.5 million expansion. GUESTS: David Pilgrim, Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia curator and Ferris State University’s vice president for diversity, inclusion and strategic initiatives. Check out the virtual Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia tour. Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Stateside’s theme music is by 14KT. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. See for privacy information.

Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice
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Haste to Rise: A Remarkable Experience of Black Education during Jim Crow

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