“Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement”

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“Voices of the Civil Rights Movement”

Hands-On Video Experience Brings Civil Rights History to Life

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

New interactive kiosk, created in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, features interviews with more than 100 civil rights leaders.

“Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement” explores the new generation of student leaders in the early 1960s who fought segregation by making their voices heard and exercising their First Amendment rights. Featured are a section of the original F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where in 1960 four African-American college students launched the sit-in movement; and a bronze casting of the Birmingham, Ala., jail cell door behind which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. penned his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail” in 1963.

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  • “1966: Civil Rights at 50” is part of a changing exhibit exploring the relationship between the news media and the civil rights movement in the 1960s through powerful stories, iconic images and historic front pages.
  • NewseumED’s “Making a Change” learning collection examines the role of the press and the First Amendment throughout the civil rights movement.

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