Google Earth The Journey of Us
Black History

Go On A Virtual Field Trip during Black History Month

Google Earth’s Black History: The Journey of Us is a part of Google Earth’s collection of virtual guided tours. The Journey of Us is a collaborative project with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. 

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screenshot of Google Earth’s Black History: The Journey of Us interface

The interface of the tour is a split view screen with the Google Earth interface on the left side of the screen and the historical information curated by the Schomburg Center and Howard University on the right side of the screen.

The tour allows you to navigate the United States through Black historical events using the Google Earth interface. This means you have all of the functionalities of Google Earth, but with a twist. The purpose of the tour is to show you how Black history has shaped the American experience. Historical events and people are categorized into the following themes: advocacy, business, dance, film, and technology.


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