Make Some Noise

MLK’s ’63 Letter Reverberates Today

“Make Some Noise”

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” holds a message for critics of national anthem boycotts and Black Lives Matter protests.
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Rosa Parks and civil disobedience

Rosa Parks

On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks helped start a movement that championed equality through First Amendment freedoms.
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Julian Bond — A voice of reason, a call for change

Julian Bond. Paul Sancya/Courtesy The Associated Press

In a nation beset for more than 50 years by racism, divided by war, and brimming with confrontation, anger and violence — there was the voice of Julian Bond: soft spoken and serious, reasoned but no less passionate, and always, always, challenging.
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New Hands-On Video Experience Brings Civil Rights History to Life

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

A new interactive kiosk at the entrance to the Newseum’s “Make Some Noise” exhibit features interviews with more than 100 civil rights leaders.
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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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