Civil Rights Movement

“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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Civil Rights on TV

1965: Civil Rights at 50

Fifty years ago, the civil rights movement in all its glory and brutality was brought to American living rooms through television.
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‘1965: Civil Rights at 50’ Explores Selma March, Voting Rights Act

1965: Civil Rights at 50

The latest installment in this changing exhibit on news media and the civil rights movement is now open at the Newseum.
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Make Some Noise: Marion Barry

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

Though many today remember him for his work in local politics, Barry was an activist and an involved citizen long before his first stint as mayor of the nation’s capital.
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FREE Professional Development Programs for D.C. metro area teachers

Ted Polumbaum Photo Collection

How did civil rights activists use the First Amendment to achieve their goals? How did Martin Luther King Jr. harness the power of the news media? Revisit a time period and movement that you already know well but examine it through a new angle: the lens of the free press.
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