50 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a powerful speech that stirred the world. – Today I came a across a related website that stirred me.
I Have A Dream is the message that has become a symbol for hope, freedom, and equality all across the world. Now you can relive this historic moment on a dedicated website in a captivating multimedia presentation. The virtual experience “March on Washington” is a truly fascinating project. Next to a strong and emotional topic of great importance, the website itself displays how wonderfully the World Wide Web can be utilized to create public awareness, educate, inspire, and entertain at the same time.
The landing page plays the audio recording of Dr. King’s speech supported by sliding images from August 28, 1963, when more than 200,000 people marched in Washington, DC seeking economic and civil rights for African Americans. But this striking introduction is by far not the only thing that gives you goosebumps on the page. In an extensive interactive gallery you can browse history by simply swiping horizontally to move through images of an event. Swipe vertically however and you’ll move through time and learn about the ripple effects of this topic on our world up until today. The entire browsing experience is enhanced with atmospheric background sounds, explanatory texts, audio and video recordings, even Google Map links of locations and now&then montages are available.
The website was created by the National Park Foundation with the help of Google. Visit http://www.wearestillmarching.com/ and join the march for civil rights.