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We Are Kinfolk

Get acquainted with your past.

Build a brighter future.

Building Apps and Experiences Centering
Black & Brown History


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Connecting With Black and Brown People in the Past to Empower Them Now – And Into the Future.

Too many ancestors have their stories overlooked. Too many miss out on their narratives when the predominant histories are taught.

We aim to fix that.

Kinfolk is an archive on a mission. We bring underrepresented history closer than ever through immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences. Using accessible technology, experience history come to life in your hometown, community center, local museum, living room, or your classroom.

Our ultimate goal: furthering equity, historical justice, and understanding by fueling knowledge of the past. Download our nationally recognized apps, or reach out to create something one-of-a-kind to cater to the needs of your local community. We can't wait for you to meet your Kinfolk.

Download Kinfolk

Kinfolk, our flagship AR app, brings newly imagined monuments to life, featuring underrepresented Black and Brown historical figures. Choose a monument, place it anywhere, and hear about how our Kinfolk helped bring us to the world we live in today.

Bring history to life

With a smartphone, anyone has the ability to place an AR monument

Online Archive

Access rich primary and secondary source docs about each icon

Curriculum Ready

Implement our Mini-Unit lesson plan, compatible with Common Core Standards

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Experience UNSUNG

UNSUNG is a classroom-ready AR experience designed to engage children with the stories they don't get from a typical curriculum. Delve into the world of the Harlem Renaissance, and get to really know two underrepresented figures from the early 20th century. Students work as a team, search historical scenes for important artifacts, and solidify their knowledge through a Check for Understanding (CFU) and group activities.

UNSUNG is only available to educators through the Verizon Innovative Learning program.

Multiplayer classroom experience

UNSUNG allows students to work together and build a sense of community in their classroom, offering an engaging and exciting way to learn history.

Teacher Dashboard

A desktop portal enables teachers to assign teams, track real-time student progress, and more.

Curriculum Ready

Students will be immersed in the time-period of the figure they are learning about. UNSUNG encourages students to experience history first hand through AR on their mobile device.

Sign Up For UNSUNG →

Kinfolk Events

Kinfolk provides immersive digital experiences to connect the history of Black and Brown people in the Americas to your educational or cultural event. Guided historical tours, interactive learning, and custom experiences are all available. Reach out to us to find out how we can make sure your Kinfolk are present at the next big moment!


MoMA New York, New Publics

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Kinfolk x Growhouse

Flatbush Ancestral Burial Grounds

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Kinfolk x Project Say Something

Florence, Alabama

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We Want To Work With YOU

Got a special project, event, or community initiative that fits within our mission and our skills? We are excited to collaborate and offer our talents towards a better purpose.

Join Our Team

The Kinfolk family is always growing, and we're always on the lookout for freelancers as well as full-time collaborators.

Who Is Kinfolk?

Built in collaboration with educators, archivists, and curriculum experts, Kinfolk's UNSUNG is fully integrated with common core standards. We are ready to help you develop your next AR education tool with all the requirements that make learning lasting.

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Kinfolk In The Papers

TIME Magazine

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A Monumental Shift


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