DuSable Museum Brings MLK's Historic Speech To VR

DuSable Museum Brings MLK's Historic Speech To VR
February 18, 2020

As the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech reaches its 57th anniversary this year, the DuSable Museum of African American History will show the march on Washington in a new, revolutionary exhibit.


The March, which opens Feb. 27, will put visitors into the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Through a project by TIME Studios and actor and producer pair Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, the 1963 Washington, D.C., march can be viewed through the power of virtual reality.


“Chicago has always been an epicenter of civil rights leadership, and the DuSable Museum of African American History is proud to be the premier location for The March,” says President & CEO of the DuSable Museum Perri L. Irmer in a release to media.


“To be able to experience Dr. King’s 1963 March on Washington in this state of-the-art virtual reality exhibit is an amazing opportunity, especially for our young people to connect with the civil rights movement and inspire our ongoing pursuit of social and racial justice that is still a hard fought battle – even today.”


The immersive experience will include the 10-minute VR presentation and is supported by the King estate, which allowed the reproduction and likeness of Martin Luther King Jr. during the speech. The exhibition will run through November.

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