‘Hateful Things’ exhibition comes to Loutit District Library

Exhibition sheds light on racism and promotes racial understanding and healing 

Loutit District Library (LDL) will host a traveling exhibition on race in America called ‘Hateful Things’ from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University.

The exhibition will run from Feb. 5-18 on LDL’s Upper-Level Lobby.

‘Hateful Things’ is a thirty-nine piece collection, comprised of material culture items that range from the late 19th century to present day. The exhibition embodies the effects of the Jim Crow legacy while examining the history of the racial stereotyping of African Americans.

The exhibition also includes professionally framed images showing the Civil Rights movement and the fight for equal rights, while also displaying the history of brutal and cruel acts against African-Americans. Present-day images of stereotyping will also be on display.

Each item in the exhibit carries signage helping the public to better understand its significance.

For more information about this exhibit, visit http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow.

The library hours are:

Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560 ext. 222.

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