WASHINGTON, D.C. – With exhibits that included a piece of the Berlin Wall and others that focused on 9/11 and years of Pulitzer Prize-winning photos, it’s tough to make it through a fraction of the displays at the Newseum, a museum of news.
The surrounding walls are covered with enlarged photos with descriptions of what is shown and the circumstances of how the
photographer captured the image.
picture of a starving Sudanese child and a vulture taken by the late Kevin Carter – the descriptions made them even more meaningful.
The display included the handcuffs used to arrest Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the 1993 World Center bombing, and a carefully preserved Ku Klux Klan costume.
The top level of the Newseum included an open-air balcony that offered a beautiful view of the Capitol – and a great spot for a selfie.
Mugdha Gurram is a Reporter for Youth Journalism International.
See more from Youth Journalism International on the Newseum, including photos and information about the 9/11 exhibit and the Pulitzer Prize winning photography exhibit.
Read another piece of YJI’s Newseum package, this one by a St. Louis area teen about her own realization after seeing the Berlin Wall.