Senator Becker Invests $2 Million to Make Dream of Black History Museum a Reality on the Peninsula

Currently a pop-up museum, Becker’s investment will help solidify the preservation of Black History in San Mateo by providing money toward a permanent home for museum

 REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — To commemorate the beginning of Black History Month, Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) joined representatives of the Domini Hoskins Black History Museum in Redwood City to present a symbolic check in the amount of $2 million to Executive Director Carolyn Hoskins and other partners. Last year, Senator Becker negotiated these funds in order to put the Black History Museum on a secure path forward towards achieving a permanent home so that it can continue to educate our community’s youth about the history of the African American Community.

“The Domini Hoskins Black History Museum serves an invaluable role in educating the youth in our community and telling the rich story and contributions of Black Americans,” said Becker. “These funds will ensure that this revered  pillar of our community remains accessible and the lessons that it provides will continue to be taught. I remained committed to doing everything I can to help find a permanent location for this museum so that its impact will remain lasting.”

“The depth of Senator Becker’s compassion and interest to advance and educate the contributions of Black Americans is compelling and restorative.  His commitment during our journey to find a permanent home for the Domini Hoskins Black History Museum and Learning Center has inspired us. I deeply thank Senator Becker, his staff, the San Mateo County Event Center, and our community for embracing us and helping us thrive.” said Carolyn Hoskins. 

The Domini Hoskins Black History Museum is a revered pop-up exhibit that educates youth about the rich history that African Americans have contributed to the American Experience. The museum has been searching for a permanent home for nearly ten years. These funds will ensure that this revered museum will finally be able to establish an interim location while a permanent location is determined. Additionally, this opening marks the beginning of the museum’s Black History Month Extravaganza. For more information on the Domini Hoskins Black History Museum, please visit