As part of Black History Month, students at T.E. Culbertson and A.O. Marshall Elementary Schools hosted live wax museums, focusing on famous African Americans, at their schools.
Fourth grade students from Culbertson and fifth grade students from A.O. Marshall each selected a well-known African American man or woman to portray at the event.
n preparation of the event, the students researched, created a display, and wrote a narrative about their notable person. The students even dressed up like the person at the event.
The famous African Americans, past and present, came to life when students and visitors pressed a button at the displays. Selections included Maya Angelou, Charles Drew, Willie Mays, Michelle Obama, Rosa Parks, Colin Powell, and Wendell Scott.
In addition, a Culbertson classroom created an underground railroad and guests had the opportunity to walk through it.
The events were organized by Culbertson teachers Allison Bowbin, Elizabeth Karstensen, and Traci Phillips and Marshall teacher Maida Sauseda.