Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Immersive Experiences in African American History
The St. Johns River State College is offering a virtual reality experience that transports you to an event, era, or place of significance in African American history. On November 14, the public can view The People’s House: Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama.
Narrated by the President, it offers an intimate, 360-degree exploration of rooms in the White House residence and the West Wing, as well as a look back at some of the most significant moments that took place there over the past eight years. The tour takes viewers through rooms in the White House like the Old Family Dining Room, as well as places that many Americans have never seen before: the Oval Office, the Situation Room, the Rose Garden, and the Treaty Room (the President’s private office). Through it all, you’ll hear the President and First Lady’s personal reflections on historic moments that occurred in each place, whether that’s the response to the economic crisis, the raid on Osama bin Laden, or his statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to make marriage equality the law of the land.
All are welcome to the Free event being held throughout the day at various times. Reservations are required! Click on the event website link to reserve your spot and for additional information.
The event is part of 400 Years of African American History, a “commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies, at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619.”