This Week on Stateside

On the July 29th edition of Stateside Charity Nebbe interviewed David Pilgrim, Curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University. The museum explores the Jim Crow system of segregation that began at the end of the Civil War and lasted through the mid-1960s and the dehumanizing racial caricatures it engendered.

The library has two new books that deal with different aspects of Jim Crow. The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South by William P. Jones illustrates how industrial employment was not incompatible with the racial segregation that defined African American life in the Jim Crow South.

Our Separate Ways: Women and the Black Freedom Movement in Durham, South Carolina by Christina Greene explores how this particular fight against Jim Crow in the 1950s and 1960s changed the women, the community and the civil rights movement.