FOR THE CULTURE
"FOR THE CULTURE"
THE IDEA: The celebration of "black history" has been dedicated to the month of February. Most schools throughout the United States don't really focus on black history but more on certain highlights throughout the history such as Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, etc. In fact, most people are not aware at how extensive black history goes. As the times change, books slowly become obsolete due to the fast growing advances in technology. But what if there was a way to make something so important interactive?
THE SOLUTION: By emerging technology and history by bringing to life some of the most important stamps in black history.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
With the help of VR Technology, we will recreate moments in black history using 3D mapping which will allow the user to experience these moments for themselves. They can pick different points in time to learn and educate themselves about certain events and the people who helped shape our history.
These stories will be narrated by the people who lived them by using past interviews and in some cases, if possible, have them actually tell it themselves and other famous voices like Samuel L. Jackson.
They can sit on the steps of the National Monument as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous "I have a Dream" speech. Walk down the street of Tulsa, OK to learn about "Black Wall Street", experience a dinner protest, the "Black Panther Party" and more.
This will allow people to have history within the palm of the hands - not only being accessible to colleges but to everyone no matter where they are.
ACTIVATION ONE: "THE INVITATION"
An invitation would be sent to HBCU (Historically black colleges and universities) African American History departments to participate in the experience. This will allow professors to intergrade the new technology into their lesson plans.
A second invitation along with a thank you will be sent to the people who were involved in shaping black history for them to experience it as well.
ACTIVATION TWO: "THE EXPERIENTAL"
A pop up experiential will be placed in some of the cities where important events took place (Washington, DC, Tulsa, OK, Birmingham, AL, ...). Viewers will be able to go and attend to learn about black history with our hands on interactive technology.
ONCE THE POP UP EVENTS ARE OVER, THE VR EXPERIENCE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE
People will be able to view the VR experience using VR Headsets (Quest, Playstation VR, etc), at local libraries, classrooms, and more!
All money earned from this experience will be donated to HBCUs and schools in need to inspire the next leaders who will continue to shape the world.