Chamberlain’s “Believe It Or Not” Black Wax Museum

Story and Photos by Kyla Smith and Tange Mills.

MARCH 24, 2017: On February 28th, 2017, the 3rd graders at Friendship Chamberlain Academy dressed up as historic wax figures. Ms.Jenkin’s classroom was transformed into a wax museum. The kids made exhibits in Ms. Jenkin’s class to celebrate the lives of normal people who did great things. Wax historical figures in our wax museum were not limited to just Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama.

Third grade students gave presentations about different historical Black individuals. They presented and spoke about why they picked him or her and talked about their successes.    

There were many people who did extraordinary things to help us be who we want to be and lead the way to who we are today.

Some of the parents of the kids came to support their children and see many of the exhibits.

We liked all of the wax figure presentations, but the one that stood out the most was the exhibit on the black astronaut, Mae Jemison. The costume was good and the presentation on how Anna described her as a person and why she is an African American role model was interesting. In the end, all of the kids did a great job and we learned more about are black history.

Kyla Smith and Tange Mills are sixth grade students at Friendship Chamberlain Academy.