Black History 101 Mobile Museum to be at Quincy University on Monday

Black History Museum

QUINCY — In celebration of Social Justice Week, Quincy University will be the host of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Monday, April 22, in Pepsi Arena in the QU Health and Fitness Center, 18th and Oak. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be open to the public at 10 a.m. Lectures will be held at noon and 6 p.m. in Pepsi Arena.

In a press release, Justin Coffey, QU professor of history, said, “The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an excellent tool to learn about African American History. The museum includes invaluable artifacts from important figures such as Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. As a historian, I am very excited to see this exhibition and hope all Quincy University community members will be able to see the historical articles and attend one of the lectures.”

The museum includes a wide array of rare artifacts encompassing various themes such as slavery, politics, Jim Crow, science, religion, education, music, sports and civil rights. Among the collection’s notable highlights are authentic documents bearing the signatures of revered figures such as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Mary Mcleod Bethune, W.E.B. Dubois, Paul Robeson, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington Carver, Lena Horne, Carter G. Woodson, Angela Davis and other influential historical icons.

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum presents an opportunity for audiences to experience history through a fresh perspective while establishing a safe space for open and honest discussions surrounding race and social justice.

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