A KING IN PARADISE is a multidimensional project that explores the untold journey of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s five days in Hawaii during September 1959, from a multi-generational point of view.
MLK Virtual Gallery Exhibit's Virtual Special Preview Event
September 17, 2022 Celebrating the 63rd Anniversary of Dr. King's Speech
WHAT IS THE VIRTUAL GALLERY ABOUT?
Our Mission is to present counter-narratives that challenge
established thoughts on what it means to be Black in America.
This project invites Black People who live in Hawaii from
various backgrounds to share stories that will expand our
audiences' notion of Black Humanity.
A King in Paradise Virtual Gallery Exhibit fully immerses the audience in the stories as they come to life through the wonders of Virtual Reality (VR).
Our VR Team has built an art gallery to host these stories from Black folks in Hawaii. Guest eventually will be able to visit this gallery via VR Headset (VR) or via their laptops/phones (AR). Each of the corners of the room will be dedicated to (3) major locations that MLK visited in 1959.
There are three frames hung in each corner of the room that represent the past, present and future. The audience can walk up to these frames and hear these amazing stories about Black Identity and the influence of space and place.
Our Mission is to present counter-narratives that challenges established thoughts on what it means to be Black in America. This project invites Blacks in Hawaii from various backgrounds to share stories that will expand our audience’s notion of Black Humanity.