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Black History 101 Mobile Museum Makes Stop at RMU

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pittsburgh, Feb. 9, 2016 – Robert Morris University will host a visit from the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Monday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.in the Gus Krop Gym in the John Jay Center at RMUs Moon Township campus. 

For the past 20 years, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum has acquired thousands of original artifacts of African American memorabilia that date from slavery to hip-hop culture. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum travels to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, conferences, and cultural events across the country. The entire museum takes about one half hour to walk through.

Admission to the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is free for RMU students, faculty, and staff, and costs $5 for all others. To make a reservation for a group of 10 or more, contact Victoria Snyder at snyderv@rmu.edu.

The visit by the mobile museum is part of a series of Black History Month events at RMU, titled Back to the Roots: Understanding the Past, to be Present in the FutureAt 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Professor Griff from the legendary hip-hop group, Public Enemy will speak in Dining Room C of the Sewall Center. That event is free and open to the public. 

Professor Griff is an internationally renowned educator, writer, producer, musician, platinum recording/spoken word artist, lecturer and founding member of Public Enemy.  

ABOUT ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY

Through 49 undergraduate and 35 graduate degree programs across five academic schools, Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, Pa., works to change its students' lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate, nontraditional and online students from 45 states and 41 nations are enrolled at RMU, which sits on 230 scenic acres just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Emphasizing experiential learning, Robert Morris focuses on professional development, service learning, global awareness, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences, all of which are documented on our innovative Student Engagement Transcript. More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally, and meet friends. RMU also has 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.

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