Virtual Rosewood 2.0 Sample House Model

Virtual Rosewood 2.0 Sample House Model

The next major step for Virtual Rosewood will involve a crowd-funding campaign to help us realize the vision of a fully reconstructed and interactive virtual world. This virtual world will draw upon emerging trends in narrative-based games to bring the history of Rosewood to life for a new generation.

In order to prepare for this next step, we have modeled new structures that will eventually populate the virtual world. These models represent major improvements over the earlier versions used in Virtual Rosewood 1.0 (the current version). The previous versions, while still based on historically known structures, were modeled five years ago. They were modeled quickly to prototype the virtual world. You can view an earlier model below.

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Virtual Rosewood Featured at “Rosewood: The Road to Reparations” Event

Virtual Rosewood Featured at “Rosewood: The Road to Reparations” Event

On February 4, 2016 the Virtual Rosewood Project was featured at an event commemorating the individuals who assisted the Rosewood families attain compensation in the 1990s. The event, titled Rosewood: The Road to Reparations, was co-hosted by the Southern Legal Council and Three Rivers Legal Services. The guest speakers were Dr. Maxine D. Jones and Stephen F. Hanlon. Dr. Jones is a well-known historian who led the historical research resulting in the 1993 report on the destruction of Rosewood. Stephen Hanlon is a public interest lawyer who volunteered his time to represent the Rosewood survivors in the landmark 1994 decision awarding $2.1 million to these families.

Dr. Maxine Jones and Stephen Hanlon answer questions at the Rosewood: The Road to Reparations event.
Dr. Maxine Jones and Stephen Hanlon answer questions regarding Rosewood.

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