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The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum 1601-03 East North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
Office: 410-563-3404
 
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Induction/Fund-A-Figure Program

The selected candidates for this program have made significant contributions to the African American or global community. The Induction/Fund-A-Figure Program allows corporations, organizations, families and individuals to provide for the manufacture and exhibition of a great historical or contemporary personality in a life-size wax figure. The wax figure may represent a founder or a prominent member of a national corporation or organization and remains a part of The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum's permanent collection.

Program's Recent Unveilings

In an unprecedented effort by the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church to make history and to share its rich heritage with America, life-size, life like wax figures of two founding leaders of the denomination, Bishop James Varick, Founder and first Bishop, and Mrs. Mary Jane Talbot Jones, First President of The Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society (W.H.& O.M.), were unveiled on Thursday, July 21, 2005 at the Connectional Council Meeting of the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society convened at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The W.H.& O.M. Society was organized in 1880 at the Old Ship A.M.E. Zion Church in Montgomery, Alabama, for the purpose of churchwomen supporting world evangelism through missions. Presently, this organization supports churches and ministries in West, Central and South Africa, England, India, Guyana, and the Caribbean Islands.

The Women's Society is the oldest and largest lay organization of the A.M.E. Zion Church with over 800,000 members. Dr. Barbara L. Shaw serves as the 16th General President. In this leading role, Dr. Shaw turns focus to the future by building upon and preserving the notable legacy to meet human needs using innovative approaches for the 21st century.

After the unveiling and travel, these life-size wax figures are available for viewing at The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, the nation's first Black history wax museum.

Coming Soon

In 2006, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will unveil wax figure likenesses of four NAACP historical personalities.

The first, Gloster B. Current, Sr. (1913-1997), served as the National Director of Branches and Field Administration of the NAACP for more than 30 years.

Earl T. Shinhoster was the Acting NAACP Executive Director and CEO who died in 2000.

A wax figure likeness of Medgar Evers and Myrlie Evers Williams will also be unveiled at the NAACP National Convention, which will be held in Washington, DC in July 2006.

Medgar Evers (1925-1963) in 1954 was appointed the first Field Secretary for the NAACP in the State of Mississippi. He was cut down by an assassin's bullet June 12, 1963, a month before his 38th birthday in Mississippi.

Myrlie Evers Williams, a living legend, fought by the side of her husband Medgar to expand the NAACP branches in Mississippi. She became the first female to Chair the NAACP National Board.

An anonymous corporate contributor has sponsored the Gloster B. Current, Sr. wax figure, the Shinhoster family, City of Savannah and the NAACP Savannah Branch sponsored the Earl T.

Shinhoster wax figure and AARP is the corporate sponsor for the Myrlie Evers Wiliams and Medgar Evers wax figures.

For more information call (410) 563-7809, ext. 104 or
Email: khenson@greatblacksinwax.org (410) 563-7809, ext. 104

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