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The 5th Element of Hip Hop: Using Artifacts to Teach Black History

DAR, Bay Area, Diversity/Affinity Events
Feb
14

Virtual | Bay Area |
February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 5th Element of Hip Hop will guide attendeees through examples of how the genre of hip-hop has influenced popular culture for decades.

Mon, February 14, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST | Register Here

Mon, February 14, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST | Register Here

About this event

Using original artifacts from the archive of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, The 5th Element of Hip Hop will guide the audience through examples of how the genre of hip-hop has influenced popular culture for almost five decades. This presentation will also help frame hip hop culture in the larger context of American history helping the audience to make connections to broader historical, social and political movements.

Dr. Khalid el-Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a collection of over 10,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. Visiting 41 states at hundreds of institutions, he has received national and international attention for his innovative work of exhibiting Black history outside of traditional museum spaces. El-Hakim received the 2021 Freedom Scholar Award from the Association for the Study of African American Life and Culture (ASALH). Among other honors, he was named one of the Change Makers for NBCUniversal’s Erase the Hate campaign and was one of the 100 Men of Distinction for 2017 in Black Enterprise magazine. El-Hakim taught middle school social studies in Detroit for 15 years and founded the Michigan Hip Hop Archive at the Lewis Walker Center on the campus of Western Michigan University.