Within this extraordinary collection, one can discover a wide array of rare artifacts encompassing various themes, including but not limited to slavery, politics, Jim Crow, science, religion, education, music, sports, and civil rights. Among the collection's notable highlights are authentic documents bearing the signatures of revered figures such as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Mary Mcleod Bethune, W.E.B. Dubois, Paul Robeson, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington Carver, Lena Horne, Carter G. Woodson, Angela Davis, and numerous other influential historical icons.
Accessible and Interactive
Through deliberate placement in non-traditional museum spaces like classrooms, conference rooms, offices, libraries, galleries, and even living rooms, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum presents a unique opportunity for audiences to experience history through a fresh and innovative perspective. By doing so, it fosters a deeper appreciation for museums as a whole while also establishing a "safe space" for open and honest discussions surrounding race and social justice.
Lectures and Workshops
Dr. Khalid el-Hakim delivers a captivating array of presentations, workshops, and training sessions that span a diverse range of subjects. His expertise encompasses Black History, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), Implicit Bias, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, and Hip Hop Pedagogy. Below, you will discover some of the popular themes featured in his lectures and workshops, complementing the Black History 101 Mobile Museum exhibit:
The Black Museum Movement in America:
Uncover the historical significance and profound importance of Black museums in America. Trace their origins from the pioneering campuses of Howard and Wilberforce to the establishment of the esteemed National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
Using Hip Hop Artifacts for Inquiry-Based Learning in Black History:
Engage in a stimulating workshop that harnesses hip-hop culture as a lens through which to explore historical artifacts. This innovative approach empowers students to develop their own questions, fostering inquiry-based learning and deepening their understanding of hip-hop's connections to broader Black social, cultural, and political movements.
The Truth Hurts: Confronting Black History, Honesty, and Healing the Racial Divide:
Dr. el-Hakim utilizes original artifacts from the Black History 101 Mobile Museum to guide an engaging dialogue. This dialogue invites the audience to confront the unvarnished history of racism in America, catalyzing the essential process of healing.
Teaching Black History through Material Culture:
Drawing from his experience as a former social studies teacher, Dr. el-Hakim invites the audience to actively participate in hands-on activities. These activities employ artifacts to enrich their understanding and appreciation of Black history and culture.
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum: A Model for Inclusion and Accessibility in Diverse Spaces:
Explore the Black History 101 Mobile Museum's exceptional national and international reputation built over the past 12 years. In this presentation, Dr. el-Hakim showcases a grassroots approach to community education about Black history. He highlights his visitor-centered, inclusive, and accessible philosophy that has transformed the museum experience.
These presentations, workshops, and trainings offer dynamic and thought-provoking opportunities for audiences to engage with history, foster dialogue, and promote a deeper understanding of Black culture, heritage, and social justice.
DR. KHALID EL-HAKIM, FOUNDER/CEO
KAVON SHAH, NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
OMARI BARKSDALE, REGIONAL DIRECTOR
DUMINIE DEPORRES, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH