Black History 101 Mobile Museum at ELPL

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

The East Lansing Public Library is thrilled to host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Tuesday, January 22 in honor of Black History Month! The exhibit will be open from 10am-6pm with a lecture by Khalid el-Hakim at 1pm.

Founded by Khalid el-Hakim, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award winning 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. The new exhibit that is traveling is called the Signature Series and has over 150 original signatures of historical figures from as early as Wentworth Cheswell (1814), the first Black elected public official in the United States to Serena Williams, eight time #1 ranked tennis star. The photographs, letters, magazines, and other ephemera reflect African American contributions and achievement to the fields of science, sports, education, religion, politics, art and entertainment.

This project was partially funded by grants from the East Lansing Arts Commission, the East Lansing High School Basketball Club, and the Friends of the East Lansing Public Library. © 2013-2020 East Lansing Info