June 7 – September 11
September 3 Founders Day Reception 2-4pm
Remarks from Dr. David Pilgrim, V.P. Diversity & Inclusion Office 2:30-2:45pm
Time of Change: Documenting the Civil Rights Movement
through the lens of Bruce Davidson
The exhibition, Time of Change, presents 30 photographs, each representative of Davidson’s talents, but more importantly,
the images document the struggle for justice, equality, and desegregation during a
time of Freedom Rides, protests, marches, and police violence. We see glimpses into
the everyday lives of the people who fought against the daily cruelties of life under
Jim Crow, including racial terrorism, delivered upon them by their fellow citizens,
often under the cover of law.
In 2018 the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Objects was the recipient of a sizeable donation
of works by the renowned photojournalist Bruce Davidson. Davidson is best known for
his photo-essays documenting subversive and counter-culture groups.
The exhibition, Time of Change is made possible by a grant from the Michigan Humanities,
an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. These original Bruce Davidson
images were a gift from an anonymous donor to the Jim Crow Museum.
The first virtual exhibit is called 'She Persisted' and it is a collection of objects
from the Grand Rapids Public Museum, this exhibit was intended to be part of a larger
collaboration with artworks in celebration of the anniversary of the 19th amendment.
Here is a link to the 'She Persisted' exhibit.
Museum & Gallery Director
Ferris State University
Fine Art Gallery