Thursday, February 2, 2012

Black History on your iPhone/iPad

If you're looking for a dose of Black History at your fingertips, there are a few apps available.  None of these appear to offer any in depth analysis, but the easy access could serve to inspire further investigation.

Black History Facts
This app offers 530 facts and advertises that they come from every continent, offering some alternatives to Black History that is strictly focused on the United States.

Then and Now: Black History
 Gives information about 100 people in Black History.

Offers a fact for each day of the year.

Black History Quotes
Inspirational quotes from African American History

There is an innovative project under construction:

The Mobile Black History Project using Augmented Reality
Currently working within the Layar browser and covering 12 U.S. cities (not San Francisco), this app will allow users to point their phone or tablet at a location and learn about associated events in Black History.

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