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Now you can bring history to life, in full color with our augmented reality monuments. Use Kinfolk to discover unsung heroes and check out our web portal to take a deeper dive into history. Kinfolk comes preloaded with stories from Black icons. Choose a figure from our menu to bring an augmented reality statue of them right in front of you. You can make them life-size, read their bios, explore their playlists, browse additional resources i.e. books, podcasts and discover hidden gems through our monuments web portal. Our web portal has primary source documents, historical pictures, art, and video for anyone who wants deeper context on our history.

What Works Well

This app enables learning about African American milestones in a novel way that also encourages imagining a world that commemorates a different history than the one commonly taught in the States.


  • Humanities & Language
  • Social Sciences


african american, civil rights, educational media, inequality, informal learning, narrative, representation




Movers & Shakers

Level of Integration

Guidance Level 2
What does this mean?

The Level of Integration indicates how much the developer has connected the AR app with the real world environment.

For instance, a Level 1 AR app would bring a pre-created object or projection into the viewer’s space. A Level 2 AR app might incorporate a connection between object and physical surroundings, such as anchoring to a particular plane or surface. A Level 3 AR app would rely on several connections to the surroundings, including functional awareness of conditions in the space. A Level 4 AR app would employ increased awareness of conditions and real-time mapping of content onto the physical environment. And a Level 5 AR app would employ all of the above and allow for sophisticated real-time integration of real world and generated content.


iOS App

Android App