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14th Annual Blacks in Wax Takes Virtual Journey through Importance of Voting

Thursday, October 8, 2020

(Washington, DC) – The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), in consultation with the Bowser Administration and the Recreation Wish List Committee led by Cora Masters Barry will for the first time bring past and present social activists to life with a virtual performance by youth participants at Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) with the 14th Annual Blacks in Wax on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7 p.m.

“Although the pandemic has changed the platform of this longstanding live event, it will allow our tennis scholars a wider online audience for their inspiring and impactful display of history,” said DPR Director Delano Hunter.

This year’s theme, “Vote: Your Choice… Your Life,” shines a spotlight on those who risked their lives for voter rights and those who have taken the torch to ignite new groups of voters. Through their participation in Blacks in Wax, our youth are given the opportunity to learn and share America’s rich and volatile history of voting.

The SETLC Tennis Scholars will portray characters past to present; ranging from Barbara Jordan and John Lewis to Kamala Harris and Tamika Mallory in an edited video showcase that takes its traditional stage theatrics to new heights with a movie-quality production.

Our young DC residents, ages 5 to 17, will incorporate dance, music and drama with powerful vignettes that will educate and entertain all ages, from the comfort of their own homes. 


Blacks in Wax Free Virtual Performance:

Friday, October 9, 2020

7:00 p.m.  


For more information and to view the performance, please visit Blacks In Wax.





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