August 2, 2011
Martin Luther King Jr. in the Newseum
WASHINGTON — As the Oct. 16, 2011, date approaches for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, King’s legacy is on permanent display throughout the Newseum.
- Level 6: The Willard Hotel was the place where King wrote his stirring “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. The story is told in an exhibit on the Hank Greenspun Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue.
- Level 5: “The Press and the Civil Rights Movement,” a Newseum-produced video located in the News Corporation News History Gallery, includes an early television interview with King.
- Level 5: Historic headlines of landmark moments in civil rights — including the original newspaper front pages of King’s 1963 speech at the March on Washington; Jackie Robinson breaking major league baseball’s color barrier in 1947; and Barack Obama’s 2008 election as the first African-American president — are in the News Corporation News History Gallery.
- Level 5: The Greensboro, N.C., lunch counter where African-American students refused to leave after being denied service in the “whites only” section in 1960 is also in the News Corporation News History Gallery.
- Level 3: Excerpts from the “I Have a Dream” speech can be seen and heard in the Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery.
- Level 1: The gripping story behind photographer Moneta Sleet Jr.’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a grieving Coretta Scott King at her husband’s funeral in 1968 is told in the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery.
- 50 Years Ago in News History: The Freedom Rides
- 50 Years Ago in News History: Greensboro Sit-Ins
- Moneta Sleet: Prized Photo Fit for a King
- Hank Greenspun Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue
- News Corporation News History Gallery
- Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery
- Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery