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Posted on: February 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] “Black to the Future–A Virtual Living Black Wax Museum” Saturday, March 26, 6 pm

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The award-winning “Living Black Wax Museum" returns virtually and in living color! In partnership with the Hampton History Museum, the Hampton Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated presents a video exhibit of notable figures in African American history portrayed by children.  In light of Covid-19 concerns, this popular community event will air in video format premiering on the Hampton History Museum’s Facebook page and YouTube playlist on Saturday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m.  After the Facebook and YouTube premiere, the video can be viewed on the museum’s website,

Did you know that Crispus Attucks is believed to be the first casualty of the American Revolution? Come hear how he inspired the career of the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin.   Hear how multi award-winning singer Janelle Monae lives out Nina Simone’s “Young, Gifted and Black”!  Join us with this historical virtual event to learn about these and many other notable figures in history.  According to event chair Latoya Rivers, “Our Jack and Jillers look forward to paying homage to those of the past, while imagining what they themselves might become!”

Through dramatic presentations, children ranging in age from preschool to high school will celebrate “Black to the Future” highlighting African American trailblazers from the past, and explore how the paved the way for those in the present and continue to shape our future. Meet L. Douglas Wilder, the only African American to be elected to the office of governor in Commonwealth of Virginia, and ponder how his candidacy leads to the historic rise of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States and many others!

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is the oldest and largest 501(c)(3) organization of mothers dedicated to raising the next generation of African American leaders, while enhancing the lives of all children. Established in 1938 in Philadelphia, members continue to work to accomplish their mission through diverse programs focused on leadership development, cultural exposure, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving.  The Hampton Chapter has been proudly serving the Hampton Roads community since 1954.

For more information, call 757-727-1102, visit, or Follow the Hampton History Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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