Newseum Hosts Civil Rights Youth Summit
WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, the Newseum, in partnership with the National Park Service, the National Alliance of Faith and Justice, and the National Park Foundation, hosts the second day of the March on Washington Memorial Youth Mentoring Summit.
The summit will be held on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and will feature participants in the civil rights movement, including Carlotta Walls LaNier and Ernest Green, two of the "Little Rock Nine" students who integrated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957.
Other guests include Chuck McDew, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1961 to 1963, and Edith Lee-Payne, whose iconic photo at age 11, taken at the 1963 March on Washington, became a symbol of youth involvement.
Lee-Payne will also appear at a special screening Aug. 25 at the Newseum of "Eye on the '60s," a documentary on Life magazine photographer Rowland Scherman's civil rights images. Scherman took the photograph of Lee-Payne at the March on Washington and will appear with her at the screening.
The Newseum's newest exhibit, "Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement," tells the story of this new generation of student leaders in the early 1960s who fought segregation by exercising their First Amendment rights and making their voices heard. The exhibit opened on Aug. 2.
The summit is free and open to the public, but seats are limited and must be reserved online.
The screening of "Eye on the '60s" is free with paid Newseum admission or Press Pass membership.Related Links:
- Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement
- March on Washington Memorial Youth Mentoring Summit
- National Park Service
- National Alliance of Faith and Justice
- National Park Foundation