"Khalid breaths life into history with his exhibits and storytelling. His mastery of the historical timeline and ability to connect with audiences makes him ideal for students, faculty, staff and administrators. I have booked him at every institution I've worked for in the past decade."
— Lasana O. Hotep, Dean, Student Equity and Support Programs, Skyline College, CA
"Khalid is our foremost archivist of the culture."
— Chuck D of Public Enemy
“Khalid is truly one of the most thought-provoking and innovative educators out there. I've had the opportunity to bring Khalid and the Black History Mobile Museum to our campus a number of times and it's been extremely impactful. He has an incredible gift at using artifacts to connect with and engage students about our past and how that past informs our future.
— Luke Givens, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs & Intercultural Center, University of North Carolina Asheville
“Khalid el-Hakim has been called the Arturo Schomburg of our generation for his deliberate, diligent and meticulous gleaning of the past. Through the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, Khalid has brought to life the history of a resilient people, and thus vividly narrates American history through artifacts, through the senses. The only parallel granted the power and awe of the museum is Khalid's stirring and eloquent lecture which gives voice and adds a layer of context and dimension to the artifacts in the exhibit.”
— Dr. Derrick Jenkins, Professor, Cincinnati State College OH
“The exhibit allows students to interact with history in a way that can’t easily be done in regular classrooms or lectures – they connect with the objects, and begin to link the pieces to their own experiences. They become part of the story and begin to see themselves as part of a broader historical context. We have been able to facilitate conversations around positionality (where and how we find ourselves in historical context), resistance, identity and curriculum development on our campus that have directly tied to our community’s experience with the Black History 101 Mobile Museum.
— Natalia Carvalho-Pinto, Director, Intercultural Student Life, Kalamazoo College MI
"Thanks, Khalid for taking your exhibit to our various BCBSM sites! It has impacted our employees and broadened our perspectives in so many ways."
— Bridget Hurd, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
"This is the official Hip Hop museum! It's inspirational!"
— KRS One, Hip Hop icon
"What I love about your museum is that it's accessible. You don't have to go to it, it comes to you!"
— Jessica Care Moore, founder, Black Women Rock!