African American History Wax Museum Visit

A primary motivation for establishing America’s first African American history wax museum was to “use education, history, and example to help culturally disadvantaged youth overcome feelings of alienation, defeatism, and despair”. Exposure to the Museum and its programs ensures that youth, as well as adult patrons, learn more about their American heritage and gain deeper insights about significant contributions to civilization by people of African descent. The students gained a comprehensive story of the African diaspora for Black History Month. Wax museums are a powerful medium. Particularly for African-American history, because so much of our history-even today-is faceless. This experience adds greater knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of African American history and culture for the students.

2018-08-18T04:59:33+00:00 March 1st, 2018|