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Newseum Opens “1964: Civil Rights at 50” Exhibit Featuring Powerful Photographs of Freedom Summer

Student civil rights activists join hands and sing as they prepare to leave Ohio to register black voters in Mississippi. The 1964 voter registration campaign was known as Freedom Summer. Photo Credit: Ted Polumbaum/Newseum collection

 On Friday, Jan. 17, the Newseum will open “1964: Civil Rights at 50,” a yearlong exhibit about Freedom Summer, a bold campaign organized by civil rights groups in 1964 to register black voters in Mississippi.

“1964” features powerful images of Freedom Summer, from volunteer training sessions in Ohio to clashes with segregationists and the search for three missing civil rights workers who were later found murdered. The photographs were taken by Ted Polumbaum, a freelance photographer working for Time magazine, whose passion for social justice led him to Mississippi in the summer of 1964. The Polumbaum photographs are part of the Newseum’s permanent collection was on display in the exhibit through Dec. 28, 2014.

“The exhibit powerfully illustrates the risks that student activists took 50 years ago to defeat segregation,” said Cathy Trost, vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. “Photojournalist Ted Polumbaum recorded the dramatic events of Freedom Summer and left behind a remarkable collection of images capturing key moments in the fight for civil rights.”
On Jan. 18, at 2:30 p.m., Nyna Brael Polumbaum and Judy Polumbaum, Ted Polumbaum’s widow and daughter, will discuss his photographs and legacy as part of the museum’s Inside Media series. The program is included with paid admission to the Newseum.

Over a 40-year career, Ted Polumbaum (1924-2001) covered some of the biggest stories of his time, including the civil rights movement and Vietnam War protests, for the newsmagazines Time, Life and The Saturday Evening Post.In 2003, his widow, Nyna Brael Polumbaum, donated more than 200,000 of his images to the Newseum’s collection.

“1964” is a companion exhibit to “Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement,” which opened at the Newseum in August 2013. “Make Some Noise” spotlights key figures in the student civil rights movement, including John Lewis, now a U.S. representative from Georgia, and Julian Bond, who later became chairman of the NAACP. The exhibit also features a section of the original F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where in 1960 four African American college students launched the sit-in movement, and a bronze casting of the Birmingham, Ala., jail cell door behind which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. penned his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail” in 1963.

The Newseum’s Digital Classroom website features a free learning module 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. These standards-aligned lesson plans will help teachers enhance student engagement with Newseum content, their communities and their peers across the country.

Contributing sponsorship support for “Civil Rights at 50” has been provided by Walmart and Altria.

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First Look: All-New Season of Raising Whitley - Oprah Winfrey Network

Tomorrow at 3 PM ET, Actress and Comedienne Kym Whitley will appear on The Steve Harvey Show to talk about the return of her hit docu-series “Raising Whitley” on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Tune in to hear how this busy mom manages to balance her acting career and motherhood.

Kym Whitley’s vast array credits include starring alongside some of Hollywood’s elite such as Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Ice Cube and Eddie Murphy in box office hits including “Next Friday,” “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,” “Fun with Dick and Jane,” “Along Came Polly,” “Rango” and “We Bought a Zoo.” Most recently as a guest star, she appeared on the popular show “2 Broke Girls,” as well as other fan favorites including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “My Wife and Kids” and “The Cleveland Show.”

Continuing to spread laughter, Kym’s current comical roles on television include the voice of “Honeybee” on “Black Dynamite: The Animated Series” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, “Mrs. Margaret Jensen” on ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy,” and Charmaine on BET’s “Let’s Stay Together.”

For more information about “Raising Whitley” on OWN, visit: www.oprah.com/RaisingWhitley

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Betty White is Turning 92!

Normally, I don't make a big deal about the people's birthdays unless you are my child, niece or grandmother, but I do have to give a special notice to Betty White! She is turning 92. Why is that awesome because she is a strong woman we can learn from her. When I grow up, I want to be as healthy and active as Betty White!

Happy Birthday and many more Betty!  Enjoy the video with Queen Latifah and Betty White.


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