New Hands-On Video Experience Brings Civil Rights History to Life

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

A screen shot of “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement,” a new interactive kiosk that features interviews with more than 100 civil rights leaders. (Newseum)

The Newseum, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, is proud to present “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement,” a new interactive kiosk that features stories and interviews with leaders of the struggle for equal rights. The kiosk is located inside the Newseum at the entrance to “Make Some Noise,” an exhibit that chronicles student leaders who fought for equality in the 1950s and 1960s.

Included in the new hands-on kiosk are interviews with key figures of the civil rights movement, including U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, the Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles and many more. The videos in the kiosk are part of Comcast NBCUniversal’s “His Dream, Our Stories” project, a collection of historical narratives and firsthand accounts of the civil rights movement from activists, participants, community leaders, elected officials and others.

Newseum visitors not only will experience history through the eyes of those who were there, they also will hear about key events and milestones through Comcast NBCUniversal’s collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative — a series of 52 vignettes called “Moments in Civil Rights History.” The series is narrated by the late civil rights activist Judge D’Army Bailey.

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