historians estimate that one in four cowboys were Black
— smithsonianmag.com/history/lesser-known-history-african-american-cowboys

The 1st annual Afro Renaissance Festival is a Black History Month/ Houston Rodeo event in collaboration with New Perspective Development; which will showcase Black American culture via the celebration of Black American music, art, food, film, history and technology.

The technology sector of the festival will allow attendees to learn more about Black history via a virtual reality experience in partnership with “I Am A Man VR", which is an interactive virtual reality experience/program set to the historic events of the African- American Civil Rights Movement.

The virtual reality stations/oculus will be provided by sponsors; ExitUSVR and XVRCADE.