Jim Crow Museum
1010 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
The Jim Crow Museum is proud to announce that the book "Haste to Rise: A Remarkable Experience of Black Education during Jim Crow" written by Dr. Pilgrim and Franklin Hughes has been released. To order online, please visit PM Press.
Between 1910 and the mid-1920s, more than sixty black students from the South bravely traveled north to Ferris Institute, a small, mostly white school in Big Rapids, Michigan. They came to enroll in college programs and college preparatory courses — and to escape, if only temporarily, the daily and ubiquitous indignities suffered under the Jim Crow racial hierarchy. They excelled in their studies and became accomplished in their professional fields. Many went on to both ignite and help lead the explosive civil rights movement. Very few people know their stories — until now.
Copies can also be purchased at the museum using Check, Money Order or Credit Card for $20.00. Get your copy today.