February 21st, 2017243 views
An exhibit packed with powerful imagery and important history, "1967 Civil Rights at 50" at Newseum recounts the dramatic story of social injustice in 1967. By combining newspaper clippings, magazines, photos, and more, this display explores African Americans who used their first amendment rights to fight for change, and the price they paid to do so.
From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Muhammad Ali to Black Power activists Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown, this exhibit sheds light on poverty, racial inequality and political violence. "1967 Civil Rights at 50" even touches on the Berlin Wall, John F. Kennedy, and Pulitzer prize-winning photos. Visitors say this Newseum display is worth returning to, and many have done so several times to absorb the new additions to the exhibit.
Purchase tickets online or at the door and visit this awe-inspiring museum on any day of the week.