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Black History Month – Virtual Resources from Microsoft

Microsoft, in collaboration with museums, historic landmarks, cultural centers and civic influencers all around the country, has created a phenomenal FREE series of immersive and interactive experiences for K-12 schools and the community to celebrate and educate students about Black History. Use this LINK to schedule 🙂 

 

With many museums closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we utilized the world of technology to highlight and virtually transport 13 of the world’s top Black History museum exhibits into every student’s home or classroom across North America.

Here are some exciting highlights of the impactful virtual activities we have lined-up for students:

  • Walk with MLK virtually & fight for civil rights in the Selma-to-Montgomery Marches of 1965
  • Step back into the Civil Rights Era to witness the struggle for life & liberty for all at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Learn about policies that impacted Black communities & Muhammad Ali’s fight against systemic racism at the Ali Center’s “Truth Be Told” exhibit
  • Hear inspirational children’s stories about Black History like Hidden Figures & Let the Children March, with books read aloud by some of our favorite NBA & NFL players (for K-2nd graders)
  • Fly through the eyes of WWII’s Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • Hit a home run with Satchel Paige & Jackie Robinson at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
  • Retrace Slavery from Enslavement to Emancipation – Ft. Monroe, Whitney Plantation, and Milton House – Tour Fort Monroe where the first Africans entered the country, explore the Whitney Plantation & see how Slaves lived & walk through the Milton House’s secret passageways of the Underground Railroad
  • Explore the legacy of the African Americans in the U.S. military at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
  • Travel back in time with a fireside chat with Freedom Rider Hezekiah Watkins to protest social injustice & racial inequality & tour the Freedom Rides Museum
  • Take a virtual scavenger hunt through George Washington Carver’s most noted inventions at the Carver Museum
  • Celebrate today’s groundbreaking African American changemakers who are leading the world right now at Microsoft’s Current Day Black History Museum
  • Listen to & learn about the origins of Black Music & Music of the Civil Rights Movement with the GRAMMY Museum

To view our full list of Museum experiences and Children’s book selections please click here

To request a free private event for your school, group or organization Please reply to this email with the schedule request located here.

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