Presenting The Hoskins Black History Museum

San Mateo County Fair - Hoskins Black History Museum

The Domini Hoskins Black History Museum is unique in that it highlights the contributions that African Americans have made to this country. Black history is the first line of defense against racism and prejudice. By promoting historical awareness, children, youth & adults will have the resources to compete and succeed in our progress in society.

The Hoskin's Black History Museum will be at the San Mateo County Fair, June 9-17th!  This will be our 4th year presenting African American cultural exhibits at the Fair.  Please see the different things we will be saluting during the Fair.

Saturday 6/9 - Celebrate African American History Past & Present
Showcase: Black Panther - the Movie

Sunday 6/10 - Celebrate Strong Black Men
Showcase: Former 49er Dennis Brown (1-3pm)
Showcase: Black Police Officers and Firefighters (4-5pm)

Monday 6/11 - Celebrate Soul Food
Showcase: Southern Treats from "Yvonne's Southern Sweets" (1-3pm)

Tuesday 6/12 - Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Showcase: The Civil Rights Movement and the first Black President and First Lady: Barrack and Michelle Obama

Wednesday 6/13 – Celebrate Black Athletes in Sports
R.C. Owens - 49ers(football)
Hall of Famer Jerry Rice - 49ers (football)
Al Attles - Golden State Warriors (basketball)
Jackie Robinson - S.F. Giants/Negro League (baseball)
Willie Mays - S.F. Giants (baseball)
Barry Bonds - S.F. Giants (baseball)
Various athletes in Boxing, Auto Racing, Horse Racing, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Golf, Hockey, Soccer

Thursday 6/14 – Celebrate Black Invention: Dr. George Washington Carver
Showcase: Education & Black Colleges
$500 Scholarship giveaway!

Friday 6/15 – Celebrate Black Music
Motown Revue (4-5pm)
Hip Hop (5-6pm)
Blues, Gospel, Country & Western, Jazz, Opera, Folk
Showcase: Prince, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross

Saturday 6/16 – Celebrate Women Basketball
Showcase: WNBA Players

Sunday 6/17 – Celebrate Madam C.J. Walker - Black Hair Care
Showcase: (1-3pm)
Hyatt Studio - free hair braiding
California Blendz Barber Shop
Free hair cuts for kids


About the Hoskins Black History Museum

Carolyn Hoskins is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Domini Hoskins Black History Museum and Learning Center Foundation and curator of the extensive exhibit. The widow of Robert "Bob" Hoskins a former S.F. 49er defensive tackle. She is also a member of the NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter executive committee.

The Hoskin's Black History Museum and learning center is inspired by Hoskins' 24-years-old grandson, Domini Hoskins.  The idea occurred to Mrs. Hoskins when her grandson was working on a Black History report.  
That’s when she began teaching him about the African American culture and decided that this knowledge needs to be shared with others. "This is very, very passionate for me," Hoskins explained. "Kids in school are just not getting the knowledge about Black history, which may be featured in school one month out of the year.”

The collection and research started as a small project for her grandson’s school, and other schools in the Bay Area heard about the exhibit and wanted us to come to their school.  They traveled to schools in San Francisco, Richmond, Atherton, Burlingame, and Redwood City just to name a few.

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