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Madame Tussauds Washington, DC and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation Celebrate Black History Month

Friday, February 17, 2017
Wax Figures To Come Alive

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DPR Media Contacts: John Stokes, (202) 288-7275, [email protected]


(WASHINGTON, DC) – To celebrate Black History Month, Madame Tussauds DC and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are partnering to bring Black History Month to life! Madame Tussauds will be showcasing prominent African American figures including Frederick Douglass, Marion Barry, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, and Muhammad Ali at the Kennedy Recreation Center, located conveniently at 1401 7th Street, NW in downtown DC.

Please join us for this free one-day event, which includes activities and giveaways, on Wednesday, February 22nd from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. From 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, youth tennis scholars from the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) will join the figures and bring them to life as they portray iconic African American legends. Much like the wax figures from Madame Tussauds, the SETLC tennis scholars have traveled the country, from the White House and Kennedy Center to national stages, thrilling audiences with their Blacks in Wax show.

This is a phenomenal opportunity for students, children, youth, adults, families and visitors to learn about African American history in a fun, instructive, interactive way. It also provides spectators a sample of what Madame Tussauds and DPR have to offer.

This is the second time Madame Tussauds have partnered to bring wax figures of celebrated individuals to the public. Last July, Michael Phelps was featured at DPR’s Banneker Pool which brought excitement around the Olympics. Michael Phelps went on to become the most decorated Olympian in history.

In April, the SETLC Tennis Scholars will present their Annual Blacks in Wax show, which will feature 50 African American figures from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics and literature.

Kennedy Recreation Center is centrally located in Washington, DC and is a few blocks from the Convention Center Metro

About Madame Tussauds Washington, DC

Madame Tussauds Washington, DC is an interactive immersive experience, where visitors are able to touch, see, and hear major historical events and celebrities. The attraction, highlighted by the Presidents Gallery which features wax figures of all 44 US Presidents, showcases likenesses of some of the world's most recognized individuals, including: international superstars Zac Efron, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Rihanna; entertainment and sports giants Jimmy Fallon, Oprah Winfrey, Babe Ruth, and Tiger Woods; among others.

About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.
 

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