In celebration of Social Justice Week, Quincy University is hosting the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on April 22 in Pepsi Arena in the QU Health & Fitness Center, 18th & Oak Street.

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be open to the public at 10 a.m. Lectures will be held at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Pepsi Arena.

“The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an excellent tool to learn about African American History,” said Dr. Justin Coffey, QU professor of 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, including 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 a unique 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.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or Quincy University. Success by Design.