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Jim Crow Museum of Racist Imagery

Telling a Larger Story

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Help the Jim Crow Museum tell a larger story. Support the museum's expansion into a state of the art facility that will foster critical encounters with artifacts of intolerance and their dreadful impact.

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Teaching Tolerance With Objects of Intolerance

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Imagery is the nation's largest publicly accessible collection of artifacts of intolerance. The Museum contextualizes the dreadful impact of Jim Crow laws and customs. The  Museum uses objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote a more just society.

The museum is located on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Admission is free for all visitors.

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Virtual Tour of the Jim Crow Museum

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Experience the power of a visit to the Jim Crow Museum virtually. The museum's virtual tour gives you the opportunity to discover many of the highlights from our collection. 

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Jim Crow Museum

1010 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
[email protected]
(231) 591-5873