An update from Lauren, a sophomore majoring in political science in Dedman College and public relations in Meadows School of the Arts: While at the Newseum today, I saw some incredible and extraordinarily powerful photographs and memorials. One of the photos that stuck with me the most was "The Soiling of Old Glory" by Stanley Forman. It depicts a white man about to attack a black man with the American flag. The symbolism of the photo was incredible. It was taken in 1976, which was 11 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1965, and published in the Boston Herald. The photo shows how many people thought that denying people civil rights was the American thing to do, and the [...]
An update from Alexandra, a junior majoring in psychology and English with a minor in women's and gender studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences: Our visit to the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
An update from Elena, a senior majoring in corporate communications in Meadows School of the Arts and business in the Cox School of Business: As society evolves, intrinsically some things never change – like the news. Since the adoption and enforcement of the First Amendment, news headlines have changed very little. The art of attention grabbing is an age-old tradition; readers in the pre-Revolutionary era craved an interesting story, just like readers today. One difference that really shines at the Newseum is the name of major news sources in the pre-Revolutionary era. “The Crisis” published articles headlined “A Bloody Court, A Bloody Military, and A Bloody Parliament.” These media used linguistics to highlight the turmoil the United States faced and [...]