FORT PIERCE — In 1980 Joanne Martin and her husband Elmer Martin, both university professors in Maryland, set an ambitious goal outside their academic arena: “putting a face on a largely faceless history.”
They did that by launching the nation’s only traveling wax exhibit of historic Black figures. The exhibit will make its first stop in Lincoln Park in recognition of Black History Month. It also will be showcased in Panama City and possibly Port St. Joe, Martin said.
The traveling exhibit, “The political race: A wax figure exhibition and history of African Americans in politics,” will run Feb.10-12 at Means Court Elementary School, once the only school in St. Lucie County for Black students.