WASHINGTON - MAY 15: Robin Smyth-Osbourne, of London, looks at the Civil Rights Era all white Woolworth's lunch counter from Greensboro, NC at the "Separate But Not Equal" exhibit at the Smithsonian's American History Museum, May 15, 2004 in Washington, DC. The counter, where 4 African Americans sat February 1, 1960, is part of the exhibit in may May which marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Civil Right Era US Supreme Court Decision. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Greensboro, NC which was home to some of the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement is part of a new initiative to educate on its history. The International Civil Rights Center and Museum, located in Greensboro, has collaborated with author Lee Sentell who works as the Alabama Tourism Director is the author of the Official U.S. Civil Rights Trail Book. He joined forces with the International Civil Rights Museum and several other museums across the country to create a new way to experience the history of the Civil Rights Trail.

Sentell created an “augmented reality experience” to go along with the book. Below is a description from the Civil Rights Trail experience’s website:

The fight for American civil rights spanned more than two decades and 15 states. And the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement is still relevant today.

Get the new, official U.S. Civil Rights Trail book and take a journey through school integration, protest marches, freedom rides and sit-ins. Explore historic sites from Topeka, Kansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, from Atlanta, Georgia, to Selma and Birmingham, Alabama, all the way to Washington, D.C., and see how the places on the trail can build hope for the future.

To view the Civil Rights Trail experience:
  1. Get the Book
  2. Scan the QR code with your phone’s camera and click the link.
  3. Launch the experience by pointing your phone’s camera at pages 52, 60 or 104 of your book.
  4. Explore history through augmented reality.
  5. Share your thoughts on social media with #ShareTheJourney

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