Over his 40-year career, freelance photojournalist Ted Polumbaum (1924-2001) photographed newsmaking people and events including the 1965 rematch between boxers Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston; the political career of Ted Kennedy from 1958 to 1969; chef Julia Child in her kitchen; the 1967 Boston Red Sox "Impossible Dream" team; anti-Vietnam War protests in Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts; and civil rights leaders Andrew Young and Ralph Abernathy at the 1968 Poor People's Campaign march from Mississippi to Washington, D.C.

The photographs in this online exhibit examine three specific areas: the early political career of Sen. Edward Kennedy from 1958 to 1969; the events of Freedom Summer in 1964; and his coverage of historic moments and extraordinary people.

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How to Get Access to the Polumbaum Photos
Along with the civil rights photos shown here, all of Polumbaum's 200,000 photos are part of the Newseum's permanent collection and can be licensed for use by filling out and submitting our Image License Request form.

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