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On Friday, February 24, St. James School hosted its first Black History Month Wax Museum. To celebrate Black History Month, students brought noteworthy historical black figures to life by dressing in costume and giving biographical presentations. From an exuberant James Brown to a dignified Dorothy Vaughn, each wax figure was also accompanied by a student-made poster or PowerPoint presentation detailing key facts from his/her life.

Throughout the month of February, faculty worked with students gathering facts and honing their presentations. On wax museum day, a large crowd of family members gathered to witness and enjoy the hard work and creativity of our students. Adding to the excitement of the day CBS 3 Philadelphia local news covered our event sharing the good news of St. James.


5th

  • Da’Jah – Rosa Parks
  • Malakai – Absolom Jones
  • Max – MLK
  • Kaniya – Ruby Bridges
  • Hanirah – Dorothy Vaughn
  • Adrianne – Michelle Obama
  • Zyree – Michael Jackson
  • Sabreyah – Diana Ross
  • Agustina – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Kareem – Michael Jordan
  • Amare – Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Kyaire – Jesse Owens
  • Shakim – Muhammed Ali
  • Riley – Wilt Chamberlain
  • Lola – Ma Rainey
  • Hamirah – Kid President
  • Tymia – Josephine Baker
  • Tamira – Oprah Winfery

6th

  • Tyjiere – Bobby Seale
  • Hafeez – Malcolm X
  • Hannah – Maya Angelou
  • Naje – Shirley Chisolm
  • EJ – Barack Obama
  • Assata – Assata Shakur
  • Endiah – Angela Davis
  • Shanjae – Faith Ringgold
  • Davon – Stevie Wonder
  • Nyyira – Billie Holiday
  • Geonna – Aretha Franklin
  • Nolan – August Wilson
  • Kayla R. – Serena Williams
  • Korey – Jackie Robinson
  • Elijah – Joe Frasier
  • Makai – Mike Tyson
  • Kassan – Denzel Washington
  • Kayla J – Whoopi Goldberg

7th

  • Makiyah – Mamie Till
  • Ayniah – Harriet Tubman
  • Tanasia – Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman
  • Jayla – Mary Jackson
  • Mackenzie – Zora Neale Hurston
  • Micah – Booker T. Washington
  • Taki – Thurgood Marshall
  • Sanaa – Soujourner Truth
  • Sahkya – Marian Anderson
  • Selena – Bessie Smith
  • Troy – Tiger Woods
  • Jameer – Allen Iverson
  • Jerome – Morgan Freeman
  • Tyshay – Misty Copeland
  • Zyair – Arthur Ashe
  • Cherrelle – Claudette Colvin

8th

  • Tynira – Mae Jemison
  • Destiny – Katherine J. Johnson 
  • Serenity – Toni Morrison
  • Nafi – Henry Ossawa Tanner
  • Robert – Louis Armstrong
  • Samia – Pointer Sisters
  • Tasia – Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Kevine – James Brown
  • John – Kobe Bryant
  • Kaseem – Lebron James
  • Nydira – Halle Berry