Newseum's Civil Rights Exhibit, 'Make Some Noise,' to Open Aug. 2, 2013
On Aug. 2, 2013, in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Newseum will open "Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement," an exhibit that explores the new generation of student leaders in the early 1960s who fought segregation by exercising their First Amendment rights and making their voices heard.
A series of panel discussions and special events relating to civil rights and the roles the First Amendment and the news media played in that movement will be held throughout the year. Additionally, the Newseum will make civil rights educational resources available for teachers around the world through the Newseum's Digital Classroom.
On Aug. 22, 2013, at 7 p.m., the Newseum, in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), will host a free evening program, "Covering Civil Rights: On the Front Lines." The program will include a special appearance by Elder Bernice King, chief executive officer of The King Center and daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Rev. King will receive the NCNW's 2013 Leadership Award.
Moderated by Sirius XM radio host, Joe Madison, the event will also feature a discussion with journalist and author of "Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement," Simeon Booker, who was on the front lines of covering the civil rights story. The program is free and open to the public, but seats are limited and must be reserved at CoveringCivilRights.eventbrite.com.