Young Activists and Civil Rights

The differences between the civil rights movement 50 years ago and today’s protests against racial profiling and police tactics are notable in style, leadership and available technology.

In an “Inside Media” program held Jan. 17, 2015, in the Newseum’s Knight TV Studio, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and CBS White House correspondent Bill Plante discussed the contrast of the two movements and what 21st century protesters must do to avoid backlash and sustain fair and accurate news coverage.

The in-depth story of the civil rights movement, including the Ferguson protests, is featured in two Newseum exhibits: “Make Some Noise: Students in the Civil Rights Movement” and “1965: Civil Rights at 50.”



Contributing sponsorship support for “Civil Rights at 50” has been provided by Walmart and Altria Group.


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