Unsung Heroes: Integrating Professional Football

Advertisement for the Chicago/Michigan college football game. Chicago Record-Herald, Nov. 30, 1905. (Newseum Collection)

When Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, baseball was changed forever. However, professional football had a history of integration and re-integration well before Robinson stepped on the field.
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Congress Passes 13th Amendment

Harper's Weekly - 13th Amendment Celebration

On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment, forcing the issue of slavery on the states.
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Free Spirit Conference Application Deadline Extended

2015 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

High school juniors with a passion for journalism have until Feb. 28 to apply for the all-expenses-paid, five-day conference in Washington, D.C.
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Mothers of slain and missing journalists to speak at Newseum

James Foley and Austin Tice

Judy Woodruff moderates a conversation with Debra Tice, whose son Austin went missing in Syria in 2012, and Diane Foley, whose son James was killed by Islamic State militants last August.
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Newseum Podcast Pulitzer Photos Series Continues

Irwin Thompson

This week’s episode features three The Dallas Morning News photographers talking about covering Hurricane Katrina.
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Join us Feb. 1 on Twitter for Follow a Museum Day

Follow a Museum Day

The Newseum is participating in this annual Twitter conversation with hundreds of museums from around the world.
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Special “Newsies” Presale Offer for Newseum Members


Newseum members, watch your inboxes for an exclusive presale offer to see “Newsies” at the National Theatre this summer!
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Was LBJ a Civil Rights Villain?

1965: Civil Rights at 50

The movie “Selma” has sparked debate among historians and civil rights leaders about the relationship between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and their roles in the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
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“March: Book Two” featured in Newseum Civil Rights Exhibit

Civil Rights Superhero: An Evening with John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis’s graphic novel-style memoir recounts his experiences in the civil rights movement, including the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965.
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Collecting, Preserving Memorable Newspapers

Charlie Hebdo

Newseum print news archivist Kathryn Wilmot explains how and why the Newseum acquired copies of Charlie Hebdo and offers tips to new collectors on how to preserve the memento for years to come.
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