Free innovative virtual experiences to educate and empower students during Black History Month
Beginning February 1st, millions of students across the country will have the opportunity to learn about Black history through Microsoft’s Legacy Project featuring eight virtualized museum tours; a virtual walk through the Greenwood District of Tulsa; more than 20 Black History Book readings for elementary school students and fireside chats with the Tulsa Massacre survivors and Civil Rights hero, Attorney Fred Gray. Content exploration also highlights the continent of Africa and Blacks in Canada.
The Legacy Project’s virtual museum experience will also honor more than 100 of today’s tech innovators, activists, athletes, entertainers, and business leaders including Rosalind Brewer, Channing Dungey, Sterling K. Brown, John Legend, and the Late John Lewis.
“I’m incredibly proud of this year’s program because we get the privilege of exposing students all over the world to the importance of Black history,” says Shy Averett, senior manager of Microsoft’s Diversity & Inclusion Community Program. “Through the Legacy Project we are showing them that Black history isn’t limited to the past. It’s alive and well, and they, too, play a part.”