The Great Blacks in Wax museum

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The Great Blacks in Wax museum, the first one of wax in Baltimore, Maryland. Also the first wax museum of African American history in the nation was founded by Dr's. Elmer and Joanne Martin. The museum was established in 1983 with several objectives in mind. First, was to stimulate an interest in African American history by revealing the little-known, often-neglected facts of history. Secondly, to use great leaders as role models to motivate youth to achieve, to improve race relations by dispelling myths of racial inferiority and superiority. Finally, to support and work in conjunction with other nonprofit, charitable organizations seeking to improve the social and economic status of African Americans. The first exhibit that I chose to visit was entitled The Middle Passage. It was the bottom of the ship deck where the slaves were kept. It gave me a chilly feeling because I actually felt like a slave entering the ship. The exhibit displayed numerous aspect of
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Morgan during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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