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Upward Bound Living Wax Museum comes to life

July 21, 2013

Eleanor Roosevelt Ella Baker Myles Horton Rosa Parks James Reeb Daisy Bates Coretta Scott King Gloria Johnson-Powell Ruby Bridges

On Sunday July 21, Saint Francis University Upward Bound students participated in the 18th annual "Living Wax Museum." The students were asked to choose a historical character, research and develop a monologue, and present their speech in costume to an audience.  The students remain motionless throughout the evening, only speaking when visitors have gathered around to hear their story.

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have a Dream" speech, the installations in the Wax Museum presented civil rights activists, black and white, who were "Sharers in the 'Dream'" of Equality for all Americans.

Civil rights activists portrayed include (name of student in parentheses): Eleanor Roosevelt (Abbie Smith), Ella Baker (Casey Young), Myles Horton (Alex Reed), Rosa Parks (Hope Delgrande), James Reeb (Zach Johnson), Daisy Bates (Rebekah Mikeasky), Coretta Scott King (Keirstin Andrews), Gloria Johnson-Powell (Naomi Paluch), and Ruby Bridges (LeeAnn Reed).

Installation of the Living Wax Museum was designed and directed by Bonnie Resinski with props and costumes provided by Kenny Resinski, Artistic Director, STAR Productions.

To learn more about our Upward Bound program, contact Director Anne Heinzeroth, aheinzeroth@francis.edu, 814-472-3168.

Upward Bound Wax Museum 2013 Group Upward Bound Wax Museum Group 2