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    August 2021 Pullman Porters by Jennifer Hasso
    July 2021 Lynching Picnic by Franklin Hughes
    June 2021 Maggie Lena Walker by Jennifer Hasso
    May 2021 Black Entrepreneurship by Jennifer Hasso
    April 2021 Corky the Hornet by Franklin Hughes
    February 2021 Redlining by Jennifer Hasso
    January 2021 Leontyne Price by the Jim Crow Museum Staff
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    December 2020 Harlem Hellfighters by the Jim Crow Museum Staff
    November 2020 Garrett Morgan by the Jim Crow Museum Staff
    October 2020 Shirley Chisholm by Lisa Kemmis and the JCM Staff
    September 2020 Rube Foster by Franklin Hughes
    June/July 2020 Double V Campaign by Franklin Hughes
    May 2020 The Banjo by Jennifer Hasso and the JCM Staff
    April 2020 Lawn Jockey Legends by Franklin Hughes
    Feb. 2020 Topsy-Turvy dolls by Jennifer Hasso and Franklin Hughes
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    Jan. 2019 James Reese Europe by Ashley Jones
    March 2019 Alpha Phi Alpha and Civil Rights by Franklin Hughes and David Pilgrim
    April/May 2019 Aunt Jemima's Kitchen by Fran Rosen and Franklin Hughes
    Sept. 2019 African Dip and Clown Dunk Tanks by Franklin Hughes
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    Nov. 2018 All-Negro Comics by Franklin Hughes and David Pilgrim
    Oct. 2018 Charlemae Hill Rollins by Cyndi Tiedt
    Sept. 2018 Racist clothing by Franklin Hughes
    August 2018 Denny's and Sambo's  by Franklin Hughes
    July 2018 Fred Pelham: bridge builder by Randy Milgrom, University of Michigan
    June 2018 Night of the Living Dead by David Pilgrim
    May 2018 Old Zip Coon/Turkey in the Straw by Franklin Hughes
    Mar. 2018 Mosaic Templars of America The Encyclopedia of
    Arkansas History & Culture
    Feb. 2018 Mary Elizabeth Bowser by Lyde Cullen Sizer
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    Oct./Nov. 2017 Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors by David Pilgrim
    September 2017 William Mahone by Franklin Hughes
    August 2017 Niggerhead Oysters by David Pilgrim
    June/July 2017 Alligator Bait Revisited by Franklin Hughes
    Apr. 2017 Sprinklin' Sambo by Lisa Kemmis
    Mar. 2017 William Gibson by Franklin Hughes and David Pilgrim
    Feb. 2017 Percy Fitzgerald by Franklin Hughes and David Pilgrim
    Jan. 2017 Russell Dixon by Franklin Hughes and David Pilgrim


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    Nov. 2016 Belford Lawson by Franklin Hughes and David Pilgrim
    Oct. 2016 Percival Prattis by Franklin Hughes and David Pilgrim
    Sep. 2016 Gideon Smith by Franklin Hughes and David Pilgrim
    Aug. 2016 Bass Reeves by Matt Helm,
    May 2016 The Marin Hurt and Beulah Show by Franklin Hughes
    Apr. 2016 Woodland Park, Michigan by Ronald Stephens,
    Mar. 2016 Racism in Radio Advertising by Franklin Hughes
    Feb. 2016 Destination Freedom by Franklin Hughes
    Jan. 2016 Lily Skin by David Pilgrim
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    Dec. 2015 Hambone's Meditations by Franklin Hughes
    Nov. 2015 Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars by Stanford L. Davis,
    Oct. 2015 Lieutenant Henry Flipper by Dr. Maceo Dailey UTEP,
    Aug. 2015 Regina Music Box Disk by Michael Maxson
    July 2015 Black Mascots and Logos by Franklin Hughes
    June 2015 Segregation Signs Copyrights by Michael Maxson
    May 2015 Little Brown Koko by Lynda Beck Fenwick
    Apr. 2015 White Feminism by Racism Review
    Feb. 2015 American Krusaders by David Pilgrim
    Jan. 2015 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Franklin Hughes
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    Nov. 2014 Idlewild, Michigan by
    Sep. 2014 Pittsburgh Courier by PBS the Blackpresss
    Aug. 2014 George Edwin Taylor by
    June 2014 Don Barksdale by Dr. David Pilgrim
    May 2014 Battle Royal by Franklin Hughes
    Apr. 2014 Booker T. Washington Stamp by Herbert A. Trenchard, National Postal Museum
    Mar. 2014 Stage Coach Mary by
    Feb. 2014 Brown Paper Bag Test by Dr. David Pilgrim
    Jan. 2014 Diahann Carroll's Julia by Dr. David Pilgrim
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    Nov. 2013 Reddit Blackface Conversation by Reddit user: open_sketchbook
    Oct. 2013 The Negro Motorist Green Book by David Pilgrim
    Sep. 2013 Dunkin Donuts and Blackface by David Pilgrim
    Aug. 2013 Color Blind by David Pilgrim
    July 2013 Authentic Literacy Tests? by Franklin Hughes
    May 2013 Alligator Bait by Franklin Hughes
    Apr. 2013 Human Leather by David Pilgrim
    Mar. 2013 Henrietta Lacks by National Names Database
    Feb. 2013 Nat "King" Cole by Ron Rodman
    Jan. 2013 Mammy Two Shoes by David Pilgrim
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    Dec. 2012 Needed Objects by David Pilgrim
    Nov. 2012 'Favorite' Object? by David Pilgrim
    Oct. 2012 The African Dodger by Franklin Hughes
    Sep. 2012 The Man Who Killed Jim Crow Charles H. Houston Institute for Race & Justice
    Aug. 2012 "The Birth of a Nation" and Black Protest Center for History and New Media
    Apr. 2012 Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler National Library of Medicine
    Mar. 2012 "Lady Ball Player" Toni Stone SABR Project
    Feb. 2012 The Louisiana Literacy Test by David Pilgrim
    Jan. 2012 Bessie Coleman: World's Greatest Aviator Women in History
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    Dec. 2011 Automobile Pioneer Charles Richard Patterson Edwardian Promenade
    Nov. 2011 The New and Expanded Jim Crow Museum by David Pilgrim
    Oct. 2011 The Scottsboro Boys Case Douglas O. Linder
    Sep. 2011 The AIDS Conspiracy Myth Carol A. Heintzelman
    Aug. 2011 Cloud of Witnesses Mural Unitarian Universalist
    July 2011 Mission of the Jim Crow Museum by David Pilgrim
    Jun. 2011 Kid Rock and the NAACP by David Pilgrim
    May 2011 John Howard Griffin's "Black Like Me" by David Pilgrim
    Apr. 2011 Otis Vaughn's Donation to the JCM by David Pilgrim
    Mar. 2011 Clyde Kennard, Civil Rights Activist Mississippi HistoryNow
    Feb. 2011 Removing the N-Word from Huck Finn by H. Lewis Smith
    Jan. 2011 "Black Americana" Merchandise by David Pilgrim
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    Dec. 2010 The Jim Crow Rock by Ted Halm
    Nov. 2010 First African American Catholic Priest
    Oct. 2010 Senator Harry Reid's Use of the Word Negro by Slate
    Sep. 2010 America's First Black Diplomat by
    Aug. 2010 Goodbye Uncle Tom by David Pilgrim
    July 2010 African Americans and the Olympics by David Pilgrim
    Jun. 2010 First College to Admit Blacks by David Pilgrim
    May 2010 Laws that Banned Mixed Marriages by OAH
    Apr. 2010 Howard Thurman and Dr. King by David Pilgrim
    Mar. 2010 Racial Stereotypes and Academics Ohio State University
    Feb. 2010 Understanding Memin Pinguin by Troy Peters
    Jan. 2010 Henry Jay Lewis, Symphony Pioneer by David Pilgrim
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    Dec. 2009 Stereotypes and Scary Movies by Mark Harris
    Nov. 2009 "White Man's Burden" by David Pilgrim
    Oct. 2009 Hockey Pioneer Willie O'Ree by David Pilgrim
    Sep. 2009 Racism and Pokemon by David Pilgrim
    Aug. 2009 Life and Work of Madam Walker by David Pilgrim
    July 2009 Superman Busts the KKK by David Pilgrim
    Jun. 2009 The Role of Anger in Activism by David Pilgrim
    May 2009 Scholar and Activist W.E.B. Du Bois by David Pilgrim
    Apr. 2009 Women and the Civil Rights Movement by David Pilgrim
    Mar. 2009 Can Blacks Be Racist? by David Pilgrim
    Feb. 2009 A.D. Powell and the Multiracial Question by David Pilgrim
    Jan. 2009 Understanding Epaminondas and His Auntie by David Pilgrim
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    Dec. 2008 Blacks and Classical Dance Society of American Archivists
    Nov. 2008 Was Harding America's First Black President? by Phillip Payne
    Oct. 2008 Racial 'Civility' and the Presidential Campaign by David Pilgrim
    Sep. 2008 The Artwork of Kara Walker Columbia Magazine
    Aug. 2008 The Sapphire Caricature by David Pilgrim
    July 2008 Lawn Jockeys by David Pilgrim
    Jun. 2008 Talking Openly and Honestly About Race by David Pilgrim
    May 2008 Blacks and Watermelons by David Pilgrim
    Apr. 2008 John Ridley's "Manifesto" by David Pilgrim
    Mar. 2008 Jezebel Stereotype by David Pilgrim
    Feb. 2008 "Strange Fruit" by David Pilgrim
    Jan. 2008 Little Black Sambo and the JCM by David Pilgrim
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    Dec. 2007 Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia by David Pilgrim
    Nov. 2007 TV's First Interracial Kiss by David Pilgrim
    Oct. 2007 Marlon Riggs Marlon Riggs Estate
    Sep. 2007 Objects of Intolerance Can Teach Tolerance by David Pilgrim
    Aug. 2007 Sleeping With The "Enemy"? by David Pilgrim
    July 2007 The Nat Caricature by David Pilgrim
    Jun. 2007 Whites and the Civil Rights Movement by David Pilgrim
    May 2007 Banning "To Kill A Mockingbird"? by David Pilgrim
    Apr. 2007 Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Univ. of Pennsylvania
    Mar. 2007 "Ghetto Parties" by David Pilgrim
    Feb. 2007 African Dip Carnival Game by David Pilgrim
    Jan. 2007 Why Focus on the Negative? by David Pilgrim
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    Dec. 2006 Johnny Rebel by Nick Pittman
    Nov. 2006 Were Underground Comics Racist? by Leonard Rifas
    Oct. 2006 Human Zoos from Wikipedia
    Sep. 2006 Jim Crow Etiquette by Ronald L.F. Davis
    Aug. 2006 First African American in Professional Baseball by Todd Bolton
    July 2006 The Southern Manifesto by David Pilgrim
    Jun. 2006 First African American with a Ph.D. in Math by Scott Williams
    May 2006 Explaining the Term "Red Nigger" by David Pilgrim
    Apr. 2006 Nicodemus, Kansas by Kathy Weiser
    Mar. 2006 Elvis Presley and Racism by David Pilgrim
    Feb. 2006 Interracial Marriages by David Pilgrim
    Jan. 2006 The Black George Bush
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    Dec. 2005 The Jackie Robinson of the NBA by David Pilgrim
    Nov. 2005 Drapetomania by David Pilgrim
    Oct. 2005 Amos 'N' Andy: Past as Prologue? by Mark Freeman
    Sep. 2005 Give Bayard Rustin the Respect He Deserves by Buzz Haughton
    Aug. 2005 Cassius Clay's Lost Olympic Medal by Mark Desrosiers
    July 2005 Cudjo Lewis: Last African Slave in the U.S.? by David Pilgrim
    Jun. 2005 Are There Similar Museums in the U.S.? by David Pilgrim
    May 2005 What Were Coon Songs? Parlor Songs Assoc.
    Apr. 2005 What is Junteenth? by Wayne Hicks
    Mar. 2005 KKK Robe Obtained at Howell Auction by Kevin Miller
    Feb. 2005 Jack Johnson and the Wrench by David Pilgrim
    Jan. 2005 Who is Black Peter? by Lulu Helder
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    Dec. 2004 Was the Cream of Wheat Chef a Real Person? Jackson Citizen Patriot
    Nov. 2004 Why Focus On Negative Images? by David Pilgrim
    Oct. 2004 Timeline of African American History by David Pilgrim
    Sep. 2004 What Are Codes Four? by David Pilgrim
    Aug. 2004 Termination of 1965 Voting Rights Act by Jonah Goldman
    July 2004 Racist Library Jim Crow Museum
    Jun. 2004 The Truth About the Death of Charles Drew by David Pilgrim
    May 2004 "Is Willie Lynch's Letter Real?" by William Jelani Cobb
    Apr. 2004 "My Mother Collects Ashtrays..." by David Pilgrim
    Mar. 2004 "Is Ghettopoly Racist?" by Tony Baker
    Feb. 2004 "Bing's Little Black Sambo" by E.J. McPherson
    Jan. 2004 "Blacks, Picnics and Lynchings" by David Pilgrim
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    Dec. 2003 "Leo Meiersdorff's Portrayal of Blacks" by John P. Thorp