Xavier University presents Black History Mobile Museum 101 in the Gallagher Center

The presentation is part of Blac History Month in February at Xavier | February 24, 2010

As part of Black History month, Xavier University is presenting the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a collection of historical African-American memorabilia, in the Clock Tower Lounge of the Gallagher Student Center. The display continues today, Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Mobile Museum, founded by curator Khalid el-Hakim, celebrates the contributions, achievements and struggles of African Americans. An educator with the Detroit Public Schools, el-Hakim is a music executive who has managed various artists, including 2006 Grammy award nominee Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets.

But his passions for education and history led him to start collecting black cultural memorabilia 15 years ago. The collection now contains more than 2,000 artifacts ranging from the era of slavery to modern Hip-Hop culture.

The event today is free and open to the public. For a complete listing of Xavier’s Black History Month events, please visit www.xavier.edu/BHM.