At top, Alana Hodges, 8, as abolitionist and activist Sojourner Truth. Above, Meilyn Alcantara, 8, dressed as Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to earn a pilot's license. Springville Elementary third-graders posed as wax figures of influential African-Americans on Wednesday to celebrate Black History Month. When prompted, the students came to life and delivered a short, informational speech. At left, Logan Moore, 8, hangs up his blazer after portraying George Washington Carver beside a drawing of his likeness.

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