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Microsoft Launches Immersive Black History Month Experience Free for K-12 Students


In honor of Microsoft Community’s on-going support of diversity and inclusion, they once again will be joining the world in celebrating Black History Month throughout February 2021.

In alliance with museums, cultural centers and historic sites all around the country, Microsoft Community is curating a customized series of immersive virtual experiences for K-12 Students. Thirteen of the world’s top Black history museum exhibits are participating in the program

Microsoft is bringing 13 of the world's top Black history museums to North American classrooms virtually to celebrate Black History Month The month-long series is free for K-12 students and schools who enroll in the program. Teachers can also request private workshops for their classrooms and receive a free private museum/book reading experience for their group.


Teachers and other groups can register for the event here: https://sway.office.com/ZWfSTm0Rdn8jpLfX?r...

"Black History Month is a time for people to come together and learn lessons from the past and apply them today and in the future," Global Sr. Community Program and Events Manager for Microsoft in Redmond, Washington Shy Averett, said in his interview with People Magazine.

Students can expect to experience watching Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; a presentation of Muhammad Ali’s fight against systemic racism from the Ali Centers "Truth Be Told" exhibit; a virtual scavenger hunt of George Washington Carver's inventions presented by the Carver Museum; a tour of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum; a history of Black music during the Civil Rights Movement at the Grammy Museum; and a reading of the books Hidden Figures and Let the Children March from NBA & NFL players.

Students can also learn about the history of slavery and eventual emancipation with Fort Monroe Authority.