For an unflinching look at black history and Americana, check out Oran Z’s massive collection of African-American artifacts, including everything from slave shackles to once-popular "Mamie" cookie jars to a flag signed by Barack Obama. The President is also present in a more concrete form, as a crude wax figure standing alongside the First Lady. Other significant black political figures (Malcolm X, Frederick Douglas), entertainers (Scott Joplin, Dorothy Dandridge) and inventors (George Washington Carver) are rendered in wax—constituting a slightly bizarre looking honor guard—and placed in dioramas throughout the building. If you’re lucky, Oran Z himself will conduct your tour.
Oran Z’s Pan African Black Facts and Wax Museum
|Venue name:||Oran Z’s Pan African Black Facts and Wax Museum|
3742 W Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
|Opening hours:||Tours by appointment|