Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement exhibit at Newseum


“Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement,” which opened at the Newseum in August 2013 now serves as the companion exhibit to “1967: Civil Rights at 50”  The exhibit features a section of the original F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where in 1960 four  college students launched the sit-in movement, and a bronze casting of the Birmingham, Ala., jail cell door behind which Martin Luther King Jr. penned his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail” in 1963.

Teachers and students can supplement their on-site learning with a free online resource from NewseumED. The website features an EDCollection called “Making a Change,” which explores the civil rights movement through the lenses of historical connections, media literacy, and civics and citizenship using videos, archival news footage and interviews.

The Newseum is an interactive museum that promotes free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, while tracing the evolution of print and electronic

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