Black Wax Museum premiers at Penn State

February, 2009

“The Black Wax Museum” exhibit/program premiered at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center’s Heritage Hall on February 9, 2009. The collaboration between Penn State’s chapter of the NAACP and Phi Beta Sigma fraternity featured students posing as wax figures of historic African Americans. Maya Angelou, Charles Drew, Billie Holiday, Langston Hughes, and Jackie Robinson were among those noted.

Attendees traveled from one historical figure to the next throughout the hall, while performers recited brief biographies to the students. They used props such as poetry books and baseball bats to illustrate the life achievements of their characters.