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The Resource Understanding Jim Crow : using racist memorabilia to teach tolerance and promote social justice, David Pilgrim

Understanding Jim Crow : using racist memorabilia to teach tolerance and promote social justice, David Pilgrim

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Understanding Jim Crow : using racist memorabilia to teach tolerance and promote social justice
Title
Understanding Jim Crow
Title remainder
using racist memorabilia to teach tolerance and promote social justice
Statement of responsibility
David Pilgrim
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For many people, especially those who came of age after landmark civil rights legislation was passed, it is difficult to understand what it was like to be an African American living under Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Most young Americans have little or no knowledge about restrictive covenants, literacy tests, poll taxes, lynchings, and other oppressive features of the Jim Crow racial hierarchy. Even those who have some familiarity with the period may initially view racist segregation and injustices as mere relics of a distant, shameful past. A proper understanding of race relations in this country must include a solid knowledge of Jim Crow--how it emerged, what it was like, how it ended, and its impact on the culture. Understanding Jim Crow introduces readers to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, a collection of more than ten thousand contemptible collectibles that are used to engage visitors in intense and intelligent discussions about race, race relations, and racism. The items are offensive. They were meant to be offensive. The items in the Jim Crow Museum served to dehumanize blacks and legitimized patterns of prejudice, discrimination, and segregation. Using racist objects as teaching tools seems counterintuitive--and, quite frankly, needlessly risky. Many Americans are already apprehensive discussing race relations, especially in settings where their ideas are challenged. The museum and this book exist to help overcome our collective trepidation and reluctance to talk about race. Fully illustrated, and with context provided by the museum's founder and director David Pilgrim, Understanding Jim Crow is both a grisly tour through America's past and an auspicious starting point for racial understanding and healing." -- taken from back cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Pilgrim, David
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.P5935 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gates, Henry Louis
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  • Jim Crow Museum (Ferris State University)
  • Jim Crow Museum (Ferris State University)
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Racism
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Label
Understanding Jim Crow : using racist memorabilia to teach tolerance and promote social justice, David Pilgrim
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr. -- The garbage man : why I collect racist objects -- An unorthodox teaching tool -- Understanding Jim Crow -- A caricatured family -- Flawed women -- Dangerous men -- A night in Howell -- About the museum
Control code
ocn907651738
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 187 pages
Isbn
9781629631141
Lccn
2015930901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629631141
  • (OCoLC)907651738
Label
Understanding Jim Crow : using racist memorabilia to teach tolerance and promote social justice, David Pilgrim
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr. -- The garbage man : why I collect racist objects -- An unorthodox teaching tool -- Understanding Jim Crow -- A caricatured family -- Flawed women -- Dangerous men -- A night in Howell -- About the museum
Control code
ocn907651738
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 187 pages
Isbn
9781629631141
Lccn
2015930901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629631141
  • (OCoLC)907651738

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