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Camden students bring ‘Blacks in Wax’ exhibit to life to celebrate Black History Month

Students at the Creative Arts High School in Camden are bringing Black History Month to life.

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2022, 2:49 AM

Updated 849 days ago

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Students at the Creative Arts High School in Camden are bringing Black History Month to life. Each student was tasked with portraying a different historical figure – from Rosa Parks to Kamala Harris. 
Creative writing students helped write the monologues and performing students brought them to life. 
It’s a different type of exhibit that Spencer Rembert, a senior at the school, hoped would be like talking to the person. 
“I didn’t want this to just be a regular biography that we’re telling,” says Rembert. “I want this to be like you’re talking to Paul Robeson himself.” 
Robeson was an actor and bass baritone singer during the late 1920s and 1930s. His trademark song was “Ol’ Man River."
Teacher Iran Mercado tells News 12 they wanted to “choose figures that our kids don’t typically hear about and that kind of spark some interest when they hear things that they haven’t heard before.” 
Students paid tribute to a teacher who passed away last year and was in charge of the annual exhibit. 


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