In 2006, ABHM brought the traveling exhibit Hateful Things from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. Two Milwaukee teens made this excellent short video about the exhibit and what they learned from it.
On the right, you see some typical Jim Crow images. Some, like the lawn jockies and Aunt Jemima, you may have seen before. Others, like the shooting target in the shape of a running black man, might be new to you.
On April 26, 2012, the Jim Crow Museum, located on the campus of Ferris University in Big Rapids, Michigan, inaugurated its beautiful new expanded facility.
The museum’s exhibits include:
- The Origins of Jim Crow
- Jim Crow and Violence
- Anti-Black Imagery
- Battling Jim Crow Imagery
- Attacking Segregation
- Moving Beyond Jim Crow
- Timeline (of African American History)
Below you can watch some additional Jim Crow images – video clips of cartoons for children:
How do you feel when you see these images?
How are African Americans portrayed in our media today? Are racist images still used?
Let us know what you feel/think about this exhibit in the Comments section below.