In conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs, The Black History 101 Mobile Museum recently made its way to the University of North Texas at Dallas to give the campus a deeper look into the black culture.

Throughout its nearly 30 years of existence, museum founder Khalid el-Hakim, a former social studies teacher by way of Detroit, Mich., travels the country displaying over 7,000 intriguing black history items. Some of its most interesting artifacts include memorabilia dating from the transatlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. 

Khalid’s vision and passion has led the exhibit to 26 states, over 100 college campuses, many K-12 schools, religious institutions, libraries, corporations, conferences and cultural events. The museum is often complimented by visitors for its inclusion of engaging content, such as hip hop, that is not usually found in mainstream historical museums.

“Some of the great things I saw was a pamphlet from a convention, focusing on a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said junior student Elizabeth Galvan. “It’s just great to see and you could imagine who was there and who was impacted by his words.”

Galvan added: “Seeing where our country needs to go in terms of equality, whether it be due to race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, we definitely have a lot of ground to cover. The fight is never over.”   

For more information on The Black History 101 Mobile Museum, visit Blackhistorymobilemuseum.com, email bhistory101@yahoo.com or call 313-645-4197.