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. 

Alana Hodges, 8, took on the life and role of abolitionist and activist Sojourner Truth.

Meilyn Alcantara, 8, dressed as Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license.

Logan Moore, 8, hangs up his blazer after portraying George Washington Carver beside a drawing of his likeness.

Mimicking an iconic pose of the civil rights leader, Enoch Pittman Jr., 8, dressed as Malcolm X.

Cy'Ana Kellogg, 8, posed as a handcuffed Rosa Parks.

A list of area Black History Month events, including concerts, live music and church speakers, can be found at Omaha.com/metro.

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