The Black History 101 Mobile Museum was founded by "the hip hop generation's Arthur Schomburg", Khalid el-Hakim. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is a collection of over 3,000 rare artifacts of Black memorabilia that dates f rom slavery to hip hop culture. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum's Malcolm X exhibit titled NECESSARY! has been exhibited on college campuses and cultural events across the country.
Last year, the NECESARY! exhibit was featured at the
sold out Malcolm X birthday celebration at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz
Memorial and Educational Center in Harlem.
This museum has been endorsed by Hip Hop legends such as The Last Poets, KRS-1, Chuck D, Brother J of X-Clan and Professor Griff. The NECESSARY! exhibit has over 150 rare artifacts that span the Black experience with a specific focus on the life and legacy of Malcolm X. Starting with artifacts from slavery, a context is built upon the development and need for a revolutionary leader like Malcolm X. The continuity of struggle through the Black experience in America and Malcolm's influence is shown through the eras of slavery, Jim Crow, the Nation of Islam, Black Power and Hip Hop. This story is told through rare photographs, magazines, letters, figurines, posters, newspapers, and other memorabilia. NECESSARY! will also feature a lecture by Professor Griff of Public Enemy focusing on what Malcolm X's legacy means to the hip hop generation and Public Enemy's recent nomination
for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum:
NECESSARY! exhibit will be open Jan 31 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in Navesink 2.
Professor Griff will be speaking at 11:45am in Navesink 3. Free of charge -
open to all