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Donated Artifacts

Donate to the Jim Crow Museum

Donating artifacts to the Museum

The Jim Crow Museum is the largest publicly accessible collection of segregation and racist artifacts in the United States. These objects are used to teach tolerance and promote social justice. The Museum is free and open to the public; therefore, the Museum is largely dependent on donations-financial and in-kind-to enhance its work.

The Jim Crow Museum welcomes artifact donations that advance the Museum's mission. Acceptance of artifact donations is at the discretion of the staff.

If you would like to donate artifacts, please get in touch with us at [email protected] and include a photograph and any relevant information to assist with our review.

After accepting a donation, we will send paperwork, including a deed of gift and donation record, to acknowledge the donation. Please note that due to the number of donations we receive and the time-intensive nature of ensuring proper documentation, receipt of this paperwork may be delayed. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Jim Crow Museum.

Expanding the Museum

For nearly two decades the Jim Crow Museum has used contemporary racist and primarily anti-Black artifacts to tell the story of African American resiliency. It is a teaching model which has been wildly successful, and now is the time to expand that story. As we embark on the construction of a new museum, archive, and research facility, we need champions who will help us keep our work moving forward.

Together, a better world is possible.



Rendering of the Jim Crow Museum's future facility on the campus of Ferris State University