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Using Hip-Hop Artifacts to Understand Hip-Hop Culture and its Connection to Broader Black Social, Cultural, and Political Movements

Dr. Khalid el-Hakim
Monday, November 6, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
Sanfoka Lounge Trotter Multicultural Center Map
Engage in a stimulating workshop that harnesses hip-hop culture as a lens through which to explore historical artifacts. This innovative approach empowers students to develop their own questions, fostering inquiry-based learning and deepening their understanding of hip-hop's connections to broader Black social, cultural, and political movements. Presented by Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, founder of The Black History 101 Mobile Museum.

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum, which will be on the U-m campus Nov. 6 (more details at, is a national award-winning traveling exhibit that educates and informs the public about the rich and diverse history of African Americans. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the exhibit will showcase over 150 original artifacts reflecting the evolution of hip-hop culture and its impact on American society, highlighting the contributions of Black artists and innovators in the genre.

This insightful exhibit takes an interesting angle in viewing hip-hop culture through the lens of social movements such as the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Stop the Violence Movement, The Million Man March, and Black Lives Matter. The exhibit also includes historical and cultural artifacts from the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Jim Crow, Civil Rights Era, Black Power, and Black Arts Movement.

This exhibition is part of LSA's fall 2023 Arts & Resistance theme semester.
Building: Trotter Multicultural Center
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Activism, African American, african and african american studies, african and afroamerican studies, american culture, Culture, Diversity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Hip Hop, history, Theme Semester
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Institute for the Humanities, Trotter Multicultural Center