Free black history exhibit and lecture Jan. 25

Centralia College will host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the foyer of the Walton Science Center on the college campus. There will also be an open Black History 101 lecture at 1 p.m. in room 121 of the Walton Science Center. Both the display and the lecture are free and open to everyone.

Founded by Khalid el-Hakim, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award-winning collection of more than 7,000 original artifacts dating from the transatlantic slave trade to hip-hop culture. 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.

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum has traveled to 28 states and more than 300 institutions, including colleges, K-12 schools, corporations, conferences, libraries, museums, festivals, religious institutions, and cultural events.

Its visit to Centralia College is sponsored by the Associated Students of Centralia College.

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