Traveling While Black (“TWB”) is a timely and urgent multi-platform storytelling project that immerses global audiences in the American story of minorities’ struggle for freedom of movement. Through a media-rich website featuring a series of short videos and interactive elements, virtual reality experiences, and a museum exhibit, TWB will examine what racism does to individuals through the lens of travel and facilitate dialogue.
The American public is currently engaged in a debate about contemporary issues of racism, including the idea of movement and traveling while black. These discussions are fueled by recent tragic cases and the high incidences of racial profiling and stop-and-frisk that have gained media attention. Contemporary experiences will illuminate issues of the past while historical experiences will give context to the present - all on a platform designed to collectively address these issues.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (November 2015)