Athletes sometimes use their fame to shine a spotlight on injustice. They exercise the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment — freedom of religion, speech, the press, assembly and petition — as they seek to make life’s playing field more even for all.
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Dulles International Airport
|In Terminal A’s Historic Lobby||B Gates Concourse|
The following were displayed at Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports as part of a three-year partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
Front-Page News: Man Walks on the Moon
July 2019 through October 2019
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of America’s historic moon landing, “Front-Page News: Man Walks on the Moon” featured front-page images of 24 newspapers from nine countries, 11 states and the District of Columbia, with original coverage of the groundbreaking event.
Front-Page News: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
November 2019 through February 2020
Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall in November, “Front-Page News: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall” explored how the free flow of news and information in post-World War II Berlin helped prompt construction of a wall dividing the city between the democratic West and communist East and ultimately led to the wall’s destruction in 1989.
First Amendment Freedoms: Women Win the Vote
March 2020 through January 2021
“First Amendment Freedoms: Women Win the Vote” told the story of the fierce women who fought a decades-long battle so that women nationwide could vote. It displayed images of historic front pages from the Newseum collection and photographs of the suffragists, plus touchable suffrage banners in purple, yellow and white, the colors of the movement. It was on display during the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th amendment.