Current Exhibit

Hateful Things

September 9 through December 10

Signage from 1940s
Hateful Things is a traveling exhibition on loan from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Michigan. Panels and archival items showcase images from popular culture that incorporated cruel caricatures of African-Americans. The negative imagery — found on postcards, license plates, games, souvenirs and costumes — promoted stereotyping and increased prejudices and marginalization. As we view these shameful remnants of the past, we become aware of the continuing acceptance of stereotypes and everyday mockery of Asians, Hispanics, Jews and poor whites, as well as those who are “other” in terms of body type or sexual orientation.

In recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the Holocaust Center has asked institutions and individuals throughout Central Florida to join us in examining the impact of this landmark legislation. What changes have we seen in our lifetime? What issues remain to be addressed? What tools do we need to move ahead in challenging bigotry and intolerance in all of its forms?

The core of our mission is to create a community free of intolerance and bigotry. We hope to do that by educating and inspiring our visitors to consider how far we have come and how far we have yet to go. This extraordinary exhibit will be a starting point for the sometimes-uncomfortable conversations we must have about racism and race relations. We hope that Hateful Things, along with our other Civil Rights Programming, will be a call to action, helping each of us find the path to move the dream forward.

Our thanks to PNC Bank Foundation as primary sponsor of this exhibit
Exhibit sponsors include Orange County Government – Arts and Cultural Affairs, United Arts of Central Florida, Florida Humanities Council, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and Solomon F Schick & Associates

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