Dr. Joanne Martin and her husband Elmer founded Baltimores National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, which now showcases nearly 150 historical figures in wax.
While youll see familiar faces like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, dont expect to see a wax Michael Jordan slam dunking or Oprah Winfrey holding a microphone.
Dr. Martin explains that she and her husband made a deliberate choice that we were not going to focus on sports and entertainment because thats a history people already knew.
However, theyre considering adding some well-known contemporary figures as part of the museums expansion in 2008.
Theyve agreed to have Patti LaBelle cast in wax and Martin reveals, Wed very much like to have Oprah.
Despite the name Great Blacks in Wax, Martin says the color of your skin does not have to be black to get your place in wax history. So maybe Michael Jackson does have a shot.
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