In this monthly event series, Dr. Westman is joined by an expert guest to discuss a topic relevant to current news, events or other themes important to HC students.
Join Dr. Westman & her guest, Dr. Susan Morris, for this month’s discussion, titled: “Black Lives Stereotyped: Racism in Everyday Objects.”
Dr. Susan Morris, former museum coordinator at the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, will discuss the museum’s vast collection of everyday racist objects: salt and pepper shakers, piggy banks, postcards, rice, syrup and other foodstuffs that promote and reinforce stereotypical images of African-Americans. David Pilgrim, the founder of the Jim Crow Museum, hoped that studying the history of these insulting and degrading objects and discussing them openly would allow individuals to think and talk about race in ways that turn ignorance to awareness and hatefulness to understanding. Please join us!
Date & Time
October 6, 2020
12:45 pm-1:45 pm