February 27th, 2018
The First Amendment to the Constitution assured Americans the right to the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. The Newseum highlights the importance of the free press and the impact that it has had on the course of history. Its collection of 15 galleries and 15 theaters play host to permanent and rotating exhibits that celebrate major moments as documented by the press.
Currently, guests can explore exhibits such as 1968: Civil Rights at 50. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of a major milestone in the civil rights movement, the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn about how his death shaped the movement in the years to come and the legacy that he left behind. The 9/11 Gallery, on the other hand, is part of the Newseum's permanent collection, and it captures the chaos that swept the nation and the world as journalists attempted to convey the horror of the New York terrorist attack in the wake of September 11th, 2001.