Please join UNITE and American River College on Thursday, February 22 for Black History 101 Mobile Museum. The pop up museum will be located in The HUB (located in ARC Student Center) from 10 AM-2 PM, with artifacts ranging from slavery, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement, along with pieces from popular culture, music and the arts. This year’s exhibit will focus on the turbulent year of 1968 (50th anniversary).
Khalid el-Hakim, the curator and founder of the museum, will give a lecture at 12 PM focusing on how he has gone about collecting artifacts, along with why he chose to pursue 1968 as this year’s theme to the museum.
Khalid el-Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. Khalid has been called the “Schomburg of the Hip-Hop generation” because of his passionate commitment to carry on the rich tradition of the Black Museum Movement. He has received national and international attention for his innovative work of exhibiting Black history outside of traditional museum spaces. Most recently, Black Enterprise named el-Hakim one of the 100 Men of Distinction for 2017 . The Black History 101 Mobile Museum has exhibited in 29 states at over 300 institutions including: colleges/universities, K-12 schools, corporations, government agencies, libraries, conferences, and cultural events making it one of the most sought after exhibits of its kind in America. In 2013, Khalid published The Center of the Movement: Collecting Hip Hop Memorabilia, a groundbreaking book on the material artifacts of hip-hop culture. El-Hakim has also worked for over twenty years in the hip hop industry as a manager and/or booking agent for artists such as The Last Poets, Proof of D12, Jessica Care Moore, 5 ELA, 3rd Eye Open Poetry Collective, Professor Griff of Public Enemy, and Jamaal “Versiz” May. Khalid taught social studies in Detroit for 15 years and is currently a doctoral student in the College of Education at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana).
For more information, please check out The Black History 101 Mobile Museum website for more info:https://www.blackhistorymobilemuseum.com/
Here is also the Black History 101 Mobile Museum Instagram page: