By Katryna Perera

The Frederick News-Post – Jan 20, 2020

Suddenly, you’re on a street in Memphis. The year is 1968 and you’re a part of the Memphis sanitation workers strike. There is a picket sign on the ground below you that reads “I Am a Man.” You pick it up and join the protest as a military tank rolls down the street in front of you.

In “I Am a Man,” a recently developed virtual reality (VR) experience at the shop @VR, users are immersed in Memphis scenes as an African-American man during the civil rights movement. The program even allows you to experience the hours after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

“I Am a Man” debuted at the VR shop on Frederick’s Golden Mile on Monday as the nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day.