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Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University

1009 Campus Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
+1 231-591-5873
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Amazing/hortifying

I was looking up the phrase “Jim Crow” in Wikipedia and it mentioned Ferris, my alma mater. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
w945106
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Tampa, FL
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Fine example of human nature at it's worst

Interesting compilation of historical information and artifacts that attest to some of the most... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Rick G
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Adrian, Michigan
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1009 Campus Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was looking up the phrase “Jim Crow” in Wikipedia and it mentioned Ferris, my alma mater. I was surprised to find there was a museum of Jim Crow artifacts at Ferris. Drove a long way to see it. I could have spent another 2...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Interesting compilation of historical information and artifacts that attest to some of the most shameful nature and behavior of the human race. Definitely an eye opener.

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Great museum! I learned a good deal looking at the Jim Crow collection. You will definitely learn here.

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Jim Crow Museum is a "must" for any person interested in civil society and the struggles we have all endured to achieve such. It is a fabulous collection of racist artifacts. It may be a little intense for children, but it tells the story...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

I have visited with friends, family, and, as a teacher I took my U.S. history classes. This museum has been put together with great love and care. When you leave, it is with a sense of sorrow for what has been done and a sense...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2016

We parked in Lot 27 and took our chances since all the metered spots were taken. You have to enter the Library just north of the Northland/Pierce campus entrance. - The museum itself is a good collection for everyone to see and to learn from....More

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

This museum displays how everyday items have been used to promote negative stereotypes since the passage of the Jim Crow Laws (late 1800s through 1965) and how these same connotations are still in effect today i.e. the alligator cookie jar. The suprising thing is this...More

1  Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

The museum is open during the week so we took a day off from work to drive over on a Friday during summer break when the campus was very quiet. Museum staff was very accessible and very willing to talk with visitors. Sent almost three...More

1  Thank 187nellad
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

I was lucky to take a tour with the museum's creator. He is so well versed in the topic and to hear the stories behind the pieces he collected and his research was very interesting.

1  Thank powr2b
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

Makes you realize how cruel such stereotyping can be, and how frustrating for those vitimized. Very broad collection of artifacts covering several decades. For obvious reasons (nasty people still exist) no photography is allowed.

1  Thank Doug R
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