- The Griot (pronounced 'gree-oh') Museum of Black History is only the second of its kind in the United States.
- It is the first African-American wax museum that is west of the Mississippi.
- Opened as the Black World History Wax Museum in 1997, but in 2007 changed to its current name.
- Griot is a meaning of a highly respected individual (mostly West African) who collects artifacts, and is traditional to the African community, mostly connecting to American history.
- The museum hosts traveling exhibitions, as well as sponsor community projects.
- In addition to life-size models of slave ships and slavery-related statues, there is also sections of the museum devoted to African-Americans who have positively contributed to America, including Madam Walker.
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2505 Saint Louis Avenue, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63106
Cake artist: Keith Cotton
UPDATE (8/24/2016): The cake is still there.