New Exhibit “1968: Civil Rights at 50” to Open Friday

The exhibit tells the story of events that shaped the civil rights movement 50 years ago this year.
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Newseum to Open Photo Exhibit Exploring the Tet Offensive

The Marines and Tet

The exhibit includes tactile images and audio interviews with Marines who fought in the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War.
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The press and the anti-war movement

Lincoln Memorial Rally

In October 1967, a protest in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War shifted from peaceful to unruly – and the media took notice.
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Reporting Vietnam: Larry Burrows

Larry Burrows

Burrows’s photo essay for Life magazine on a U.S. Marine helicopter crew is considered one of the greatest ever made.
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Reporting Vietnam: Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

After a trip to Vietnam in early 1968, Cronkite became convinced that he had been misinforming the public about the war’s progress.
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Vietnam Revisited

Don North

Veteran war correspondent Don North visited Vietnam in April 2015 to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. He found a country that suppressed free speech but offered hope.
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Reporting Vietnam: Eddie Adams

Eddie Adams (Courtesy Associated Press)

Adams became famous for his Pulitzer-winning photo showing the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, but he preferred to be remembered for his images of Vietnamese refugees.
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Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

Eyewitness to History: Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

Four female war correspondents discussed their experiences reporting on the Vietnam War in a recent “Eyewitness to History” program at the Newseum.
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Reporting Vietnam: Beverly Deepe

Beverly Deepe

Beverly Deepe was the first woman to be a full-time correspondent in Vietnam.
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Reporting Vietnam: One Week’s Dead

Life magazine

In its June 27, 1969, issue, Life magazine published a powerful story that personalized the Vietnam War’s mounting casualties.
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