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Black History 101 Mobile Museum to Visit Penn State

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will stop at Penn State’s University Park campus on Wednesday, Feb. 21, to celebrate Black History Month.    

Educator and scholar Khalid el-Hakim established the Black History 101 Mobile Museum in 1995 and continues to serve as its curator. The mobile museum is a renowned repository of more than 10,000 original artifacts ranging from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to hip-hop culture. It has a collection of authentic documents bearing the signatures of figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, Carter G. Woodson, Mary Mcleod Bethune and more.  

The mobile museum is described as the premier traveling exhibition of Black history in the nation, and it has visited numerous colleges, corporate spaces, libraries, festivals and conferences spanning more than 40 states and 1,000 institutions. 

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in 129 ABC HUB-Robeson Center. There will be a featured speaker from noon to 1 p.m. to give context on the museum. Food also will be provided. 

The Performing Arts Council and Student Affairs offices, Student Leadership & Involvement, the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity are sponsoring the mobile museum’s visit at University Park.