Hateful Things



Hateful Things, August 30, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Contains material culture from the late 19th century to the present, embodying the terrible effects of the Jim Crow legacy. In the early 1830s Thomas D. Rice created the antebellum character Jim Crow. "Daddy Rice," as he was called, was a white actor who performed in black face a song-and-dance whose exaggerations popularized racially demeaning minstrel shows. The name "Jim Crow" came to denote segregation in the 19th century when southern and border states passed Jim Crow laws; legitimizing a racial caste system. This exhibition contains examples of our segregated and racist past.

Video Recap - Opening Night - "Hateful Things" - CLICK HERE

"Hateful Things: Reactions" - Check out early reactions to the exhibition.CLICK HERE

Thursday, August 30 to Sunday, October 14
Included with museum admission