Collecting Jim Crow: Objects of Intolerance
As a teen, David Pilgrim started collecting all sorts of racist artifacts. Little did he know this fascination would become his life’s work, and lead him to become a nationally known expert on race relations. He joined Henry to talk about this extraordinary journey.
David Pilgrim is a professor, orator, and human rights activist. He is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum—a ten-thousand-piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University, which uses objects of intolerance to teach about race, race relations, and racism. He is the author of Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.
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