The Bible Way Church of Atlas Road in Columbia, South Carolina is honored to host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum as part of its national tour on February 26, 2023. The museum, founded by Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, is a unique traveling exhibit that showcases a comprehensive collection of artifacts, documents, and memorabilia that chronicles the rich and often overlooked history of African Americans.
El-Hakim’s personal archive features over 10,000 artifacts from various periods in history, including slavery, the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and beyond. Visitors can expect to see items such as rare photographs, documents, and other significant artifacts that represent the struggles and triumphs of African Americans.
“We are thrilled to have the Black History 101 Mobile Museum visit our church and community,” said Andrea McCoy of Bible Way Church of Atlas Road. “This exhibit serves as a valuable educational tool that can help to bridge the gap in understanding African American history and culture.”
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum has been featured on various media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Ebony, USA Today, ESPN, and Black Enterprise. Its unique collection has visited 41 states and over 1,000 schools, businesses, libraries, religious institutions over the past 25 years.
“The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is more than just a collection of artifacts; it’s an educational experience that promotes awareness and inspires critical thinking,” said Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, founder of the museum. “We are excited to bring our exhibit to Bible Way Church of Atlas Road and look forward to sharing our collection with the South Carolina community.”
The museum’s visit to Bible Way is open to the public, and admission is FREE. The event will take place on February 26, 2023, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to avoid long lines and take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about African American history and culture.
For more information about the Black History 101 Mobile Museum and its national tour, please visit https://www.blackhistorymobilemuseum.com/.