Students Bring Civil Rights to Second Life

first_imgHere’s a sentence I assumed I’d never hear, “Through the power of second life, students can virtually experience the civil rights movement.” It’s from a new video by communication students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Just in time for Martin Luther King Day, a group of kids have launched Civil Rights Movement Comes of Age in Second Life.”The kids learned game development in order to create Second Life simulation of some of the Civil Right Movement’s most pivotal events, including 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, the 1963 March on Washington, and the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Movement.Introductory video after the jump.last_img