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The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum 1601-03 East North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
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February Events

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum will kick off its year-long programming with events and traveling exhibits centered around the theme, Civil Wrongs To Civil Rights And Back Again-The Struggle Continues.

For complete information of February events and tours, download this press release: February Events

For February, the Museum will be hosting and participating in the following events and traveling exhibits:

The Thirteenth Amendment Tour
Join Renaissance Productions and Tours, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum, and The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum for The Thirteenth Amendment Tour, a 4-hour learning experience on Monday, February 13, 2017. Listen and Learn as we answer the question, "Has slavery ever ended in America?", and explore the past and present day ramifications of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For complete information of the tour, download this press release: February Events

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution (EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED)
Screening of the documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution followed by a discussion with a guest speaker.
When: Friday, February 17, 2017 5PM - 9PM 

Where: The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, 1601 E. North Ave, Baltimore, MD Cost: FREE (Museum Admission Not Included); RSVP via Eventbrite at

Legends & Legacies Jubilee
In Honor of Black History Month, join many of the city's top cultural attractions under one roof for an afternoon of FREE interactive and family-friendly activities. Baltimore's Legends & Legacies Jubilee invites everyone to embrace the city's rich African American heritage and culture while encouraging inclusivity and community engagement.
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 12PM - 4PM Where: Baltimore Visitor Center, Inner Harbor Cost: FREE

Living History Characterizations
Youth, ages ten to eighteen, from our Growing Griots Literacy Learning Program (GGLLP) will offer living history presentations. Donning period costumes, they will assume the character of historical personalities such as Ida B. Wells and Henry "Box" Brown. Storytelling, dance, drumming, and singing will also be featured.
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 9AM - 5PM (Performances will occur throughout the day) Where: The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, 1601 E. North Ave, Baltimore, MD Cost: FREE with museum admission

Traveling Exhibits
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum hits the road again with its National Traveling Exhibit. James Weldon Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Eubie Blake, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and other wax figures are heading to Savannah and Darien Georgia; Fernandina Beach and Panama City Florida. In February alone, over 10,000 school children and community residents will learn about the history and contributions of African Americans to Arts and Entertainment through this year's Saying It Loud: African Americans in Arts and Entertainment.
For complete information of the traveling exhibit, download this press release: February Events


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School Tour and Education ProgramThe museum provides a variety of educational opportunities to educate students about African American heritage and to gain a deeper insight about significant contributions to civilization by people of African descent. Download our brochure to learn more about the wide array of programs we offer. Download

The Horror of the Middle Passge

It is estimated that of the 15 million that made the journey, 3 million did not survive. Precise records are not available to provide an actual death toll, but it is estimated that as many as 8 million slaves may have perished to bring 4 million to the Caribbean islands More

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