In celebration of Black History Month, this week’s Creation of Innovation shines a light on a groundbreaking immersive exhibit that recreates an iconic moment in American history – the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
The exhibit opened in Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History on February 28, 2020. Created by TIME’s Mia Tramz and GRX Immersive Labs’ Alton Glass, THE MARCH uses technology in a transformative and powerful way.
Recreating the March on Washington through VR allows people to learn history firsthand. At the exhibit, people can stand in the crowd as Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech. The exhibit has three parts, including the stirring 8-minute VR experience in which King looks right at you and says, “Free at last, Free at last, Great God a-mighty, We are free at last.”