Follow the Women’s History Trail at the Newseum

Women’s History Month

Look for this sticker throughout the Newseum to explore key moments in women’s history.

To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Newseum is highlighting a trail of exhibits, artifacts and videos throughout the building that explore key moments in women’s history. During the month of March, the trail starts on the Concourse Level, where special “Women’s History” stickers guide guests through the Newseum’s historical content. Highlights include:

  • Sports Theater on the Concourse Level
    The Newseum-produced film “Press Box: The History of Sports Reporting,” which features some of the greatest moments in sports history. Featured female athletes include tennis champions Billie Jean King and Venus Williams, and groundbreaking sports reporters Christine Brennan and Melissa Ludtke.
  • Comics Gallery on the Concourse Level
    “Brenda Starr” comic about a globe-trotting reporter, created in 1940 by Dale Messick, believed to be the first American woman to draw a syndicated comic strip.
  • Hank Greenspun Terrace, Level 6
    The story of Inez Milholland, a 26-year-old lawyer who led more than 5,000 suffragists in a voting rights march down Pennsylvania Avenue in 1913.
  • News Corporation News History Gallery, Level 5
    Exhibits exploring key moments in women’s history and the lives of pioneering female journalists through their stories and artifacts.
  • Cox Enterprises First Amendment Gallery, Level 4
    Women who exercised their First Amendment rights. Featured are Candace Lightner, founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Mary Beth Tinker, who was suspended from junior high school in 1965 for wearing a black armband to protest the Vietnam War.
  • Time Warner World News Gallery, Level 3
    Women who put their lives on the line in the pursuit of news. Featured are Irish journalist Veronica Guerin, who investigated organized crime and was shot and killed in 1996, and Alejandra Matus, a Chilean journalist who in 1999 exposed abuse in Chile’s judicial system and, facing prosecution, fled to the United States.
  • Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery, Level 3
    Women who broke barriers in broadcast news, including Pauline Frederick, the first female news reporter on television, and Susan Stamberg of NPR, who in 1972 became the first female anchor of a national news radio program.
  • Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, Level 1
    Pulitzer Prize-winning photography by Carol Guzy, the first journalist to win four Pulitzer Prizes. Featured are Guzy’s photographs of conflict in Haiti and refugees from Kosovo.

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