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I will be visiting Illinois and Wisconsin later this year (hopefully including a concert with Rage against the machine).
While staying there I would like to visit a museum or memorial place to learn more about the history of Jim Crow, lynching and suppression of black people.
Any recommendation would be highly appreciated.
asked Mar 22, 2022 at 19:08
You can visit America's Black Holocaust Museum at 401 W North Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Please see the ABHM website.
ABHM builds public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery and Jim Crow in America and promotes racial repair, reconciliation, and healing.
answered Mar 22, 2022 at 20:20
Weather VaneWeather Vane
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While it does not focus solely on the Jim Crow period, the DuSable Museum of African American History (740 East 56th Place, Chicago, Illinois) does have some exhibits that connect with the period, including:
Un(re)solved, about racist murder cases (including lynchings) that were re-examined under the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act
Freedom: Origin and Journey, a journey through several periods of the African-American experience
Troubled Waters: Chicago 1919 Race Riot, about the race riot of 1919 and the historical circumstances surrounding it
It is not clear from the website whether these exhibitions are permanent or temporary, so you may wish to check the website closer to your visit to see what will be on display.
answered Mar 23, 2022 at 12:54
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