Did you know that Black History Month 2020 has a theme?
According to an article published by History.com, “Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The Black History Month 2020 theme, “African Americans and the Vote,” is in honor of the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) granting women’s suffrage and the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) giving black men the right to vote.”
In honor of diversity, SCC hosts the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, an award-winning collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of black American memorabilia dating back to the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the hip-hop culture of today.
The museum is one of a kind being the only traveling black history exhibit in the United States. The gallery has been presented in almost all 50 states at over 500 institutions.
This full-day event will begin the celebration of Black History Month at Scottsdale Community College. The exhibition will be held in the SCC Student Center (SC) on February 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This immersive experience will also feature a lecture, “The 5th Element: The Transformative Power of Knowledge in Hip Hop Culture,” presented by museum founder Khalid el-Hakim and Professor Griff of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famed, Public Enemy.
Public Enemy is most acknowledged for the ground-breaking song, “Fight the Power”. Professor Griff, considered “Minister of Information” of the controversial rap group, currently tours the nation discussing politics, society, and the music industry.
The lecture session will take place at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the SC Peridot Room followed by a "Chat with Us" meet and greet at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in SC Artie’s Lounge.
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is sponsored by the SCC Center for Civic & Global Engagement and the Department of Student Affairs.
For more information about this event contact (480) 423-6590.
Learn more about the Black History 101 Mobile Museum.