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    One Morehouse College Professor Takes Students Back In Time To The Slave Trade

    Several advances in technology have been made throughout history. While history books refuse to leave the black community out of the equation, there’s been history accounts that show we’ve had a hand in several technological advances. For instance, Garrett Morgan was a black inventor of the 70s who created the first three-position traffic light. New York nurse Mary Van Brittan Brown helped develop the first home security system in 1966. The list goes on from there.

    Today, others like history professor Ovell Hamiliton, who teaches at Morehouse College in Atlanta, launched the first black history course taught entirely through the metaverse. Students will now have the opportunity to travel back in time to the days of the Slave Trade. 

    Morehouse College Professor Launches A Black History Course Like No Other

    Professor Ovell Hamilton has been teaching at the historically black college Morehouse for years. He recently had the idea to create a course that was both engaging and educational. More importantly, wanted to students to experience what it was like being a slave during the Slave Trade. Furthermore, Morehouse College made history by launching its first class in the metaverse last spring. Not to mention, Hamilton became one out of 11 professors to teach students using virtual reality technology. 

    Through the metaverse, students can relive other historical moments in black history, such as Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington. Additionally, they can experience the Little Rock Nine as they entered an all-white high school in Arkansas in 1957. Professor Hamiliton has definitely created a course that is truly groundbreaking. More importantly, it creates a deeper understanding of black history. 

    The Students Feel Connected To Their Ancestors

    Many of the student responses have been positive towards the launch of a history course taught entirely in the metaverse. Furthermore, 41-year-old Jerad Evan who’s majoring in cinema, noted that while it’s difficult to witness what his ancestors went through, he’s grateful that they survived the gruesome reality in the end. Other students also felt more connected with their history and learned so much. Morehouse College certainly created something that will go down in history forever. 


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