Coleman A. Young Elementary School’s Wax Museum opened its doors on Wednesday, February 25. The jam-packed halls were filled with living statues, as many families experienced African American history come to life.
Students, who were dressed as historically significant African Americans, lined the halls of Coleman A. Young. Visitors were instructed to press a “button” which brought the living statues to life. Students recited speeches, poems and songs that represented their figure.
The school’s wings were broken down to sections including:
Pre-K: Inventors and Scientists
Kindergarten: The Civil Rights Movement
First Grade: Politics and Business
Second Grade: Slavery
Third Grade: S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Fourth and Fifth Grades: Arts