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Blacks in Wax (Uncredited)

Blacks in Wax

The Southeast Tennis and Learning Center’s (SETLC) Annual Blacks in Wax living history program is one of the center’s most unique and successful educational programs – one that transfixes children and touches audiences. Created in 2006 by the Recreation Wish List Committee (RWLC), in partnership with the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), this innovative program features SETLC scholars in period costumes posing behind rope, stanchion and tap lights as “wax statues” of iconic African Americans of the past and present.  At the touch of a light, each figure comes to life with a first-person monologue depicting their contributions and place in history.

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Target Family Night: Blacks in Wax 3/9/14: Target Family Night: Blacks in Wax

This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica to a live portrayal of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event will take place from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the Grand Foyer near the Opera House, with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)

Target Family Night: Blacks in Wax

This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica to a live portrayal of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event will take place from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the Grand Foyer near the Opera House, with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)
Blacks in Wax 3/23/13: Blacks in Wax

This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica to a live portrayal of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event will take place in the Hall of States from 4:45-5:45 p.m., with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)

Blacks in Wax

This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica to a live portrayal of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event will take place in the Hall of States from 4:45-5:45 p.m., with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)
Blacks in Wax 3/3/12: Blacks in Wax

This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica of a character to a live portrayal of some of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event takes place in the Hall of Nations from 4:45-5:45 p.m., with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)

Blacks in Wax

This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica of a character to a live portrayal of some of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event takes place in the Hall of Nations from 4:45-5:45 p.m., with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)

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