VR Exhibit Places Visitors In MLK's March On Washington

Steve Miller
February 27, 2020 - 6:28 pm
DuSable Museum Of African American History

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington is the subject of a new virtual reality exhibit at the DuSable Museum of African American History. It opens Friday.

"When the VR experience first starts, you are actually facing the groups of people who are walking towards the monument,” explains Perri Irmer, president of the DuSable Museum.

"And it compels you physically to turn around and walk with them."

Chicago poet and activist Malcolm London, 26, got a look at the exhibit and said: "It feels so recent, even though it was so long ago."

The DuSable Museum says tickets to The March are sold out for this first weekend. Organizers advise reserving spots now.

The March is here until November.