About the project

December 1st, 1955, 5:30pm
Montgomery, Alabama

The Civil Rights Movement is one of the most seminal chapters in American history. It is taught repeatedly to students across the country and its message of the value of equality still holds true today. Throughout the movement, there were many key figures, but none arguably was more of a catalyst than Rosa Parks.

Her moment of defiance on December 1st, 1955 was one of the key sparks the Civil Rights Movement needed to gain traction and ultimately achieve the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which sought to eliminated the “Separate but Equal” doctrine of the time.

Rosa’s moment of defiance is a unique moment of history which, through the immersive nature of VR, will present what life was really like 60 years ago, under the inequality of racial segregation.