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Black History Mobile Museum rolls through PCC this week and next
Photos and Story by Abe Proctor
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a traveling exhibit highlighting the history of African Americans, makes a return visit to Portland Community College in January 2016.
The mobile exhibit, established by author and scholar Khalid el-Hakim, comprises more than 5,000 artifacts of African-American memorabilia, including documents signed by Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Booker T. Washington, Dr. Dorothy Height, Frederick Douglass, Coretta Scott King, Muhammad Ali, Shirley Chisholm, and many others. Also among its collection are a rare bill of sale from a slave auction and a well-preserved set of slave-era shackles.
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will make the following stops from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during days it’s at PCC:
- Cascade Campus: Wednesday, Jan. 6, Student Union (special presentation and lecture from noon to 1 p.m.).
- Rock Creek Campus: Monday, Jan. 11, Room 118, Building 7.
- Southeast Campus: Tuesday, Jan. 12, Room 150, Mt. Tabor Hall.
- Sylvania Campus: Thursday, Jan. 14, Room 267B, College Center.