Saturday, April 14, 2007

(link:) Jim Crow Museum

(Thanks to Scott for passing this along)

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
is physically located on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Their website presents images of an astonishing collection of racist objects, presented thoughtfully with detailed background information.

Among their objectives:

-Promote the scholarly examination of historical and contemporary expressions of racism.
-Promote racial understanding and healing.
-Serve as a resource for civil rights and human rights organizations.

I urge you to take a look around. Fascinating, compelling, frightening.










From the bottom of their homepage, in bold type:

"THESE IMAGES FORCE A PERSON TO TAKE A STAND FOR OR AGAINST THE EQUALITY OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS."

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia (click to link)

(see also my previous post: Deceptive Packaging)

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