Mobile Museum Brings Black History To Chaminade Campus

Expanding on the nationally observed Black History month in February, Chaminade University’s Student Activities and Leadership program is bringing the Black History 101 Mobile Museum to its Kaimuki campus next week.

With more than 5,000 artifacts, the mobile museum touches on many facets of black history from the slavery era to the most recent influences in hip-hop. The newest exhibit is Martin, Motown and Michael, which will focus on the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr., Motown music and Michael Jackson.

Another highlight of the visit will be a lecture by Public Enemy hip-hop group member and soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Professor Griff. He will speak about the impact of their music and the influential musicians before them.

The mobile museum’s founder and curator, Khalid el-Hakim, also will speak during its visit. The exhibit includes a slave bill of sale, and documents signed by dozens of prominent black historic figures.

The museum opens its doors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday (March 12) to Chaminade and Saint Louis high school students at the Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center; from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to Chaminade students at the conference center; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Chaminade students at the Vi and Paul Loo Student Center.

The general public will get a look at the unique traveling show from 1 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the conference center and 4 to 8 p.m. March 16 at the student center.

For more information, call 739-4688 or visit