Visit the Un(re)solved installation and use augmented-reality to bring civil rights era killings, often racist murders, out of the shadows of the past.
About the Installation
Who are the men, women and children whose cases were re-examined under the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act? In the Un(re)solved installation, explore a living quilt and use augmented reality to bring to life the stories woven throughout.
In this experience that mixes art and technology with investigative journalism, learn about a federal effort to investigate racist civil rights-era killings and right wrongs of the country’s past.
To lead the creative vision for the installation, FRONTLINE partnered with Ado Ato Pictures, a premier mixed reality studio founded by artist, filmmaker, and technologist Tamara Shogaolu. Shogaolu rooted the visuals of Un(re)solved in the powerful symbolism of trees. In the United States, trees evoke the ideal of liberty, but also speak to an oppressive history of racially motivated violence.
Narrated by the award-winning journalist, author and civil rights pioneer Charlayne Hunter-Gault, visitors experience a guided journey to learn about the more than 150 people on the Till Act list, and are prompted to say the names of the victims in order to access their stories.
Featured in the experience are oral histories with family and friends of the victims, remembering the lives of their loved ones and the multi-generational impact of their untimely loss.