Having traveled the country 30 years combing through antique shops, flea markets, estate sales and auctions, Dr. el-Hakim has personally acquired a diverse archive of memorabilia distinctively situating itself among the most sought after exhibits of its kind in America.
Among this unique collection are rare artifacts representing categories including (but not limited to) slavery, politics, Jim Crow, science, religion, education, music, sports, and civil rights. Some of the highlights of the collection are documents signed by Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Mary Mcleod Bethune, W.E.B. Dubois, Paul Robeson, Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington Carver, Lena Horne, Carter G. Woodson, Angela Davis, and many other historical icons.
Accessible and Interactive
Intentionally displayed in non-traditional museum spaces such as classrooms, conference rooms, libraries, galleries and even living rooms, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum offers audiences a fresh and creative lens to view history while developing a broader appreciation for museums in general and providing a "safe space" to have honest conversations about race and social justice. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum has recently added a virtual option to continue to engage communities across the globe due to CoVid 19.
Lectures and Workshops
Dr. Khalid el-Hakim provides lectures, workshops, and trainings on various topics including Black History, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), Implicit Bias, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, and Hip Hop Pedagogy. Included with the exhibit, these are some of the popular themes of lectures and workshops:
The Black Museum Movement in America
Beginning with the first Black museums on the campuses of Howard and Wilberforce in the late 1800's to the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., this presentation provides insight into the significance and importance of Black museums in America.
Using Hip Hop Artifacts as an Inquiry-Based Learning Approach to Teach Black History
Using historical artifacts through the lens of hip hop culture, this intriguing workshop provides students space to develop their own questions regarding the material objects presented in the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. Inquiry-based learning is a student-centered approach that Khalid believes allows students to ask questions that lead to a deeper understanding of hip-hop culture and its connection to broader Black social, cultural, and political movements.
The Truth Hurts: Black History, Honesty, and Healing the Racial Divide
Using original artifacts from the archive of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, Dr. el-Hakim will facilitate an engaging dialogue, inviting the audience to look honestly at the history of racism in America and begin the process of healing.
Teaching Black History through Material Culture
Dr. el-Hakim lends his unique perspective and expertise as a former social studies teacher to invite the audience to participate in hands-on activities, using artifacts to delve into a deeper understanding and appreciation of Black history and culture.
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum: A Model for Inclusion and Accessibility for Exhibits in Diverse Spaces
For the past 12 years, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum has gained an exemplary national and international reputation as a traveling exhibit that has transformed the way visitors think about the museum experience. Khalid walks the audience through the process of developing this grassroots approach of educating the community about Black history through his philosophy of a visitor-centered, inclusionary and accessible museum experience.
DR. KHALID EL-HAKIM, FOUNDER/CEO
KAVON SHAH, NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
OMARI BARKSDALE, REGIONAL DIRECTOR
DUMINIE DEPORRES, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH