Follow the Women’s History Trail at the Newseum

Women’s History Month

To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Newseum is highlighting a trail of exhibits, artifacts and videos throughout the building that explore key moments in women’s history.
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Civil Rights Superhero: An Evening with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

Civil Rights Superhero: An Evening with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

The co-authors of Lewis’s graphic novel style memoir, “March,” spoke to an audience of Newseum members about the book and Lewis’s life.
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Remembering Dori J. Maynard

Dori J. Maynard

Dori J. Maynard, who promoted diversity in newsrooms as the president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, died of lung cancer in her California home on Feb. 24. She was 56.
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Unsung Heroes: Farmville Student Strike

Prince Edward County, Va., closed the public schools for several years rather than allow black students from Robert Russa Moton High School and others to attend the whites-only schools.

Brown v. Board was a collection of five cases; all of them focused on the constitutionality of state-sponsored segregation in public schools. Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County (VA) was one of the five cases and it started with students.
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Ferguson Protest Artifacts

Sharon Shahid

The Newseum’s Sharon Shahid went to Ferguson, Mo., to collect artifacts for the Newseum collection and the stories behind the items.
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Newseum-Pulitzer Center Series Continues March 12

Misha Friedman

“Crackdown in the New Russia” is the second in a series of programs focusing on international reporting and the influence of religion on public attitudes toward LGBT people.
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Unsung Heroes: The Student Voice

The Student Voice, a publication of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

Discouraged by the lack of press coverage of the civil rights movement by the mainstream press, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or “SNCC”, began their own independent newspaper, The Student Voice.
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Scholastic Journalism Week


February 22-28, 2015 is Scholastic Journalism Week sponsored by the Journalism Education Association (JEA).
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Pulitzer Prize Photography: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery

The latest episode of the Newseum Podcast’s Pulitzer Prize Photos series features a 1997 interview with Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press on one of the most iconic images in modern photography.
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Unsung Heroes: Double V Campaign

"A seaman with the U.S. Maritime Service." N.d. 208-NP-3ZZ-4. (National Archives and Records Administration)

The Pittsburgh Courier launched the “Double V” campaign at the height of World War II, demanding not only victory abroad, but also victory at home.
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