The Black History 101 Mobile Museum, an award-winning collection of more than 10,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture, will be on display Tuesday, February 28 at Lawrence University, according to a press release from the university.
The mobile museum, founded by Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, can be viewed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Warch Campus Center. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. el-Hakim 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.
At 1 p.m., Dr. el-Hakim will facilitate a dialogue on the topic of “The Truth Hurts: Black History, Honesty and Healing the Racial Divide,” inviting the audience to look honestly at the history of racism in America.
This event is sponsored by CODA, Black Student Union, and Diversity and Intercultural Center at Lawrence University.