Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University, Big Rapids

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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.

The Jim Crow Museum is pleased to announce limited weekend hours and extended weekday hours. Please check the calendar for availability.





The Jim Crow Museum Facebook page is sponsored by the division of the Diversity and Inclusion Office. The administrators of this page are:

Franklin Hughes



Sandy Gholston



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We welcome interactions with our fans. You are welcome to post questions, comments or concerns on this page. Our goal is to build a community where our fans can share content, express their ideas, share experiences and provide helpful information to each other. Please note the rules of this site below and understand that we reserve the right to remove any post that does not comply.

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  • You would not expect such a museum to be in the lower level of Ferris State University's Library (FLITE Library), but it is there and it is well worth a visit. The museum is a self-guided tour that.....  more »
  • It takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to tour the artifacts in this collection. The layout includes a chronological display of racism from the roots of slavery through today. The display also touches on our.....  more »
  • Very informative and πŸ™ PRAY that after people and children are released from those cages.... Fighting and hatred can be overcome, so that we can work repairingTHIS world and start LOVING & HEALING ORGANICALLY πŸ’›πŸ’Ÿ one another. BLESSINGS TO THE 🌎 WORLDπŸ˜‡πŸ˜˜
  • I loved this place because it displays some of Americas history that isn't widely known. I had an emotional and very informative visit.

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