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MH-00-19-0019-19

Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$250,000.00
City: 
Big Rapids
State: 
MI
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Ferris State University's Jim Crow Museum will create curriculum to help schools, museums, libraries, and other educational organizations teach tolerance and promote social justice through the lens of the African American experience in the United States since Reconstruction. The museum will bring together educational and community leaders from across the state of Michigan to assist with the development of a curriculum for middle and high school students. They will draw on primary sources from the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras. The project team will use the curriculum to create lesson plans and educational experiences for classes visiting the museum. The project will also include professional development sessions for school administrators, teachers, museum professionals, and other educators to learn how to effectively incorporate the curriculum and lesson plans.