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Pick Museum of Anthropology

Cole Hall, Rm 114

DeKalb, IL 60115

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This traveling exhibit represents nearly 150 years of anti-black/racist materials and challenges present-day images of racial stereotyping.

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From Aunt Jemima advertisements to the board game Ghettopoly, American popular culture is replete with racist images. The traveling exhibition Hateful Things – created and circulated by the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University – represents nearly 150 years of anti-black/racist material culture and imagery. The exhibition contains 39 items from the late 19th century to the present, embodying the terrible effects of the Jim Crow legacy. In addition to items from popular and commercial culture, the exhibit also contains images of violence against African Americans as well as the Civil Rights struggle for racial equality. This powerful exhibit lifts objects from their original purposes to serve as reminders of America's racist past and challenges present-day images of racial stereotyping with the aim of stimulating the scholarly examination of historical and contemporary expressions of racism, as well as promoting racial understanding and healing.

Note: the cost of admission to the museum is free, but parking in the NIU visitor lot is $5 per vehicle.

The health and well-being of our visitors and staff is our highest priority, the Pick Museum of Anthropology is implementing the following procedures:

  • Gallery visits will be available only through time-ticketed reservations made online through Eventbrite. Reservations are for a 45-minute visit.
  • Guests will be required to complete a wellness check before entering the gallery confirming that they do not have associated symptoms or had any recent contact with someone who has tested positive for with COVID-19.
  • If you or a close contact has experienced symptoms within two weeks of your planned visit, please reschedule your visit.
  • Only one household unit will be admitted with a limited capacity of 10 visitors.
  • Masks are required for all staff and visitors 2 years and older. Masks must cover the mouth and nose completely and should be worn at all times while in Cole Hall and the Pick Museum.
  • The gallery will be sanitized between visits and hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the gallery.
  • Visitors must maintain physical distancing (six feet) from museum staff.

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Pick Museum of Anthropology

Cole Hall, Rm 114

DeKalb, IL 60115

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