Black History Mobile Museum

Yakima Valley College is set to host the 5th Element Hip-Hop Exhibit by the Black History 101 Mobile Museum next week as part of its diversity series.

The exhibit features over 150 historical artifacts from more than four decades of hip-hop culture. Top 10 lists highlighted within the exhibit include women in hip-hop, pioneers, new-school artists and hip-hop groups, among others. The exhibit also draws upon historical inspiration in hip-hop, like the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement.

The exhibit, founded and curated by Khalid el-Hakim, will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in YVC’s Hopf Union Building at 1015 W. Nob Hill Blvd. in Yakima. This marks the second tour of a Black History 101 Mobile Museum to YVC, following an exhibit on signatures from throughout history in 2019.

— Yakima Herald-Republic

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