YVC’s Diversity Series hosts Black History 101 Mobile Museum

Museum photos on display

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s 2018-19 Diversity Series hosts the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses. 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.

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum has traveled to 32 states visiting over 300 institutions including colleges, K-12 schools, corporations, conferences, libraries, museums, festivals, religious institutions, and cultural events. Intentionally displayed in non-traditional museum spaces such as classrooms, conference rooms, libraries, galleries and even living rooms, the exhibit 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. YVC is excited to host such a wonderful showcase of Black history on both of our campuses. Please see event times below:

Yakima Campus
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Hopf Union Building (HUB), Building #9, Activity Area

Grandview Campus
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Activity Center, Building #52

Khalid el-Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. 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. Khalid has received national and international attention for his innovative work of exhibiting Black history outside of traditional museum spaces. Most recently, he was named one of the 100 Men of Distinction for 2017 by the highly respected business magazine, Black Enterprise. Information provided by Black History 101 Mobile Museum.

For more information about YVC’s Diversity Series contact Vicente Lopez at vlopez@yvcc.edu.

Press Release Contacts:
Jay Frank / 509.574.6870 / jfrank@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu