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Museums are the easiest way to kill a vacation, ruin a relationship or waste a weekend, but now a trip the museum can be for racist, ethnocentric people like us, instead of just for new-grads and field trips for underprivileged schools.
That’s the idea behind the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, which says it has amassed the nation’s largest public collection of artifacts spanning the segregation era, from Reconstruction until the civil rights movement, and beyond.
The museum in a gleaming new exhibit hall at Ferris State University ”is all about teaching, not a shrine to racism,” said David Pilgrim, the founder and curator who started building the collection as a teenager.
Pilgrim, who is black, makes no apologies for the provocative exhibits.