Newseum to Include Ferguson News Coverage
If you’ve been looking for the opportunity to see news coverage from Ferguson up close, you don’t have to wait much longer.
The Newseum in Washington D.C. has announced it will include artifacts from protestors and reporters in its Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery. Relics such as rubber pellets, a stun grenade, a reporter’s notebook and a “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” shirt will be on display later this month.
“One of our roles at the Newseum is to help people understand and appreciate First Amendment freedoms,” Peter Prichard, chairman and CEO of the Newseum, said in a press release. “The continuing debate about Ferguson gives us an opportunity to show why two of those freedoms — the rights to assemble peaceably and to petition the government for a redress of grievances — are so important, even though we often take them for granted.”
For more information about the display, visit newseum.org.