Madame Tussauds Washington, DC and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation Celebrate Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month, Madame Tussauds DC and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are partnering to bring Black History Month to life! Madame Tussauds will be showcasing prominent African American figures including Frederick Douglass, Marion Barry, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, and Muhammad Ali at the Kennedy Recreation Center, located conveniently at 1401 7th Street, NW in downtown DC.
Please join us for this free one-day event, which includes activities and giveaways, on Wednesday, February 22nd from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. From 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, youth tennis scholars from the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) will join the figures and bring them to life as they portray iconic African American legends. Much like the wax figures from Madame Tussauds, the SETLC tennis scholars have traveled the country, from the White House and Kennedy Center to national stages, thrilling audiences with their Blacks in Wax show.
This is a phenomenal opportunity for students, children, youth, adults, families and visitors to learn about African American history in a fun, instructive, interactive way. It also provides spectators a sample of what Madame Tussauds and DPR have to offer.
This is the second time Madame Tussauds have partnered to bring wax figures of celebrated individuals to the public. Last July, Michael Phelps was featured at DPR’s Banneker Pool which brought excitement around the Olympics. Michael Phelps went to become the most decorated Olympian in history.
In April, the SETLC Tennis Scholars will present their Annual Blacks in Wax show, which will feature 50 African American figures from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics and literature.
Kennedy Recreation Center is centrally located in Washington, DC and is a few blocks from the Convention Center Metro.