420 Oak Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
We are better as a nation when we have engaged, sometimes painful, discussions about race, race relations, and racism. The Jim Crow Museum’s Corporate Engaged Partners stand with us in addressing intolerance through thoughtful and challenging conversations, and have made a commitment - not only to talk the talk, but also to walk the walk.
Corporate Engaged Partners make annual financial investments to support our mission and engage leadership and employees in an examination of how the images and objects around us in our daily lives normalize and perpetuate bias and intolerance.
Each corporate engaged partner is recognized on the Jim Crow Museum’s website and provided with a digital supporter badge for use on their own website and materials. A menu of benefits allows each partner to structure their partnership in a way that is most meaningful for their company.
The Jim Crow Museum has reached an audience of over 1.8 million through its own YouTube channel. Close to 20 million people have learned of our mission, message, and importance through other content providers on YouTube alone. Combined with virtual and inperson museum tours, two in-demand travelling exhibits, and K-12 curriculum development, the museum plays a vital and growing role in understanding how pervasive images and narratives around us contribute to unconscious bias in our communities, households, and companies.
Beyond deepening internal diversity and inclusion efforts, the support of Jim Crow Museum Corporate Engaged Partners leverages the work of the museum. Partners expand access through a lens of equity and foster broad recognition of aspects of American history that are both uncomfortable to confront, and essential to understand.
To become a Corporate Engaged Partner, or for more information, contact Elise Gramza at [email protected] or (231) 591-3946.