Khalid el-Hakim, founder and curator of Black History 101 Mobile Museum is celebrating black history all year long.
As noted on the official site, the innovative traveling exhibit “has over 5,000 rare treasures among its collection including original documents from historic Black figures” like Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Shirley Chisholm.
The museum has visited schools and communities all over the country and serves as a cost-effective approach to educate groups of people.
Inspired by his former Ferris State University professor Dr. David Pilgrim, el-Hakim set out to make black history a daily conversation by launching Black History 101 Mobile Museum.
He has been referred to as “The Schomburg of the Hip Hop generation.” In 2011, he celebrated the museum’s twentieth anniversary.
“My mission is to raise the consciousness of the human family by sharing artifacts that celebrate the contributions, achievements, and experiences of African Americans.I want people to walk away as inspired as I’ve been as a collector and student of this history.” – Khalid el-Hakim, Black History 101 Mobile Museum founder/creator