Friday, June 27, 2014

#135: Griot Museum of Black History

The museum
  • 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.
The cake:
Right side of the cake
Back side of the cake
Left side of the cake
Griot Museum of Black History on FB
Official website

2505 Saint Louis Avenue, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63106
Cake artist: Keith Cotton

UPDATE (8/24/2016): The cake is still there.

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