The purpose of this blog is to create a place where images of Black Americana can be shared openly with the public since there are no other online galleries at present. Although Black Americana can be controversial, with some people considering it worthy of being destroyed, I believe that these items need to be preserved as reminders of what mankind is capable of. The hatred, prejudice and racism that spurned the creation of many such propaganda has not died completely, rather it pulses today quietly lying in wait like a smoldering fire waiting on the wind.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jim Crow Museum

The author of The Collecting Gene blogged about the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University. Dana Graves writes, " I first learned about this remarkable, offensive, & worthwhile collection when I read how the collection was compiled."

David Pilgrim, now curator of the museum, was the primary collector:

"Today, I am the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University. Most collectors are soothed by their collections; I hated mine and was relieved to get it out of my home. I donated my entire collection to the university, with the condition that the objects would be displayed and preserved. I never liked having the objects in my home."


The following if a video produced by the Jim Crow Museum:

2 comments:

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