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Stateside Podcast: Jim Crow Museum expansion

David Pilgrim with items on display at the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Tyler Scott
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Dr. David Pilgrim is a museum curator at Ferris State University's Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. It's home to 14,000 mostly racist artifacts. Today we’re talking with Pilgrim about how this Michigan museum uses objects of intolerance to teach tolerance, and about the future of the museum with it’s $18.5 million expansion.


David Pilgrim, Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia curator and Ferris State University’s vice president for diversity, inclusion and strategic initiatives.

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