Jim Crow Museum founder to speak at Sloan

HOMETOWN HEADLINES
FLINT
THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION
Saturday, October 09, 2004 By James M. Miller
jmiller@flintjournal.com 810.766.6318

FLINT

David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St.

His talk, "Bound by Images: Aunt Jemima and the Making of Derogatory Stereotypes," is part of a series of programs in conjunction with the Sloan Museum's newest exhibit, "Liberty on the Border; A Civil War Exhibit."

Pilgrim's talk will explore degrading portrayals of African Americans that appeared in everyday items such as sheet music, children's books, dolls, postcards and company trademarks.

The program will include the documentary, "Jim Crow's Museum." The museum cautions that the presentation may not be suitable for young children, and is recommended for those at least 10.

The program is included in the regular museum admission of $5, $3 for ages 4-11.

Details: (810) 237-3450.

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James M. Miller

2004 Flint Journal. Used with permission

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