We also continually look forward to what's next: our next collaboration, event contribution, or exciting new educational and immersive experience.
Take a look at what we've achieved so far, and see just how far we intend to go to reach our vision of a more equitable future.
Unsung is an ambitious collaboration between Kinfolk's development team and educators. Built under Verizon's Innovative Learning program, this innovative AR experience puts students in the shoes of two outstanding — but underrepresented — Black historical figures of their time.
Meet Florence Mills: a singer riding within the wave of culture and entertainment known as the Harlem Renaissance. Follow Florence as she meets with locals and important historical figures of her era. Track her rise to stardom through four scenes illustrating what life was like in Harlem in the 1920s.
Meet "Tiny" Davis: Ernestine Carrol "Tiny" Davis was a jazz trumpeter, singer, and performer. She toured with the little-known International Sweethearts of Rhythm ride through the midwestern U.S., bringing culture and entertainment to cities throughout the heart of America.
Students learn and experience untold Black history collaboratively in an AR setting. Educators can incorporate each scene within a lesson plan that includes team-based artifact finding and individual checks for understanding (CFU). Help students relive the past as they've never seen it before to meet two explosively talented Black singers whose histories have been, up to this point, Unsung.
Kinfolk is in the process of creating new apps as well as limited engagement experiences specific to community events and causes.
Watch this space for exciting developments (yeah that's a pun!) and new work demonstrating our continual commitment to bringing history to life in order to reckon with inequity and injustice.