The Office of Multicultural Student Services’ 2018 Black History Month Celebration begins with a featured presentation from the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Thursday, February 1st from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the University Center 217. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Below is a description of the event. The founder of curator of the museum, Khalid el-Hakim will also be hosting a presentation at 11am in the University Center 217.
“The newest exhibit titled ’68, from the award-winning archive of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, features over 150 original artifacts of memorabilia that is focused on the major events and personalities on the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In addition to MLK memorabilia (including a document signed by him), there is material featuring John Carlos and Tommie Smith (’68 Olympics), Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Jackson 5, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Ashe, Muhammad Ali, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Shirley Chisholm, The Last Poets, The Black Panthers, and many others. The historical context of the exhibit leads up to ’68 with rare material from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the Jim Crow era.
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.”