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FSU’s Dr. Greg Wood Presents “Jim Crow and the Making of Pop Culture”
10/27/2011

Dr. Greg Wood, assistant professor of history, will present "Jim Crow and the Making of Pop Culture" on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m., in Frostburg State University’s Fine Arts Building, Room 132. This event is free and open to the public.

This talk explores the connections between consumer culture and the everyday experience of racism during the early 20th century. It supplements the “Hateful Things” exhibit that is currently on view at the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery. The gallery will be open from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and for approximately an hour after the talk.

“Hateful Things” is a sampling from Ferris State University museum’s 4,000 pieces and represents nearly 150 years of anti-Black, racist objects and images. It addresses the relationship between Jim Crow segregation and everyday objects that belittle African-Americans. Examples vary from Jim Crow memorabilia to caricatured images of African-Americans on postcards, games, ashtrays and drinking glasses.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the African-American Studies Society.

The exhibit runs through Nov. 9, and the gallery hours are Sunday through Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Visual Arts Department at 301-687-4797.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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