History is always in the making at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum located in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1989, the Museum has been in the business of producing and exhibiting hundreds of African-American wax figures. Southwest Airlines has supported the Museum for six years as the Official Airline of the National Traveling Exhibit. The Southwest Cargo department, especially the Baltimore/Washington facility, is instrumental in the complimentary shipping of the wax figures to various conferences and events to support the vision of the Museum and to expand its reach into various communities. This year, Southwest Airlines will ship wax figures to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, Macy’s stores in several cities for Black History Month, the NAACP Convention in Los Angeles, and other places.
“A primary motivation for establishing the Museum was to use education, history, and examples to help culturally disadvantaged youth overcome feelings of alienation, defeatism, and despair. Of the 200,000 people who visit the Museum each year, many are African-American children. The exposure to the Museum and its programs helps young people know more about their heritage and provides a greater understanding of the significant contributions to civilization by people of African descent, ” said Dr. Joanne Martin, CEO and Co-Founder of the Museum.
Southwest Airlines is proud to be a supporter of “history in the making” just like the city of Baltimore, state of Maryland, Congressman Elijah Cummings, and Senator Barbara Mikulski, who are also championing the Museum’s cause and expansion.
Wax figures on display at Macy’s Department Store in San Francisco.