Fall 2023: Send out applications to HBCUs and Tribal Colleges & Universities
Spring 2024: Student participants announced
Summer 2024 – Winter 2026: Program Production – U.S.
Student Crew / Melodious Thunk crew travels to key locations in the U.S. to document historic figures / parade culture in areas throughout the U.S.
Winter 2026: Program Production, Redemption Voyage – West Africa / U.S.
Student Crew / Melodious Thunk crew travels to West Africa ports / U.S. ports upon return to document Redemption Voyage arrivals / events
Summer 2026: Redemption Voyage / Breath of the Drum Semi-Quincentennial celebration
Student Crew / Melodious Thunk crew greats the return of Redemption Voyage for final celebration in New Orleans during the U.S. Semi-Quincentennial
Summer – Fall 2026: Post-Production / Exhibition Development
Prepare materials gathered throughout the program for digital and physical exhibitions (National Parks / National Historic Sites / museums and cultural institutions)