September 17, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Hateful Things is a traveling exhibit from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University. This exhibit contains 39 items from the late 19th century to the present day. All of the pieces, as well as several images of violence, help to illustrate the effects of the Jim Crow laws against African Americans. The exhibit is meant to examine the history of racism as well as examine present day stereotyping, and to help promote racial healing.
This exhibit contains examples of disturbing objects and images from both the past and the present. Through these objects and images, the viewer is able to both examine and gain an understanding of the historical as well as current stereotyping of African Americans. Hateful Things is an important reminder of the racism that existed, and still exists, in America today.