Jim Crow museum on racism stirs controversy, debate

04/23/2012 | Time.com

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is holding its grand opening tomorrow at Michigan's Ferris State University. The museum's 2,000-piece collection of racist artifacts was donated to the university by former Ferris State sociology professor David Pilgrim, the museum's curator who has been collecting the items since the 1970s. The exhibits are not a "shrine to racism," he said. "The only real value of the museum has ever been to really engage people in a dialogue," he said.

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