"News for All" will display rarely seen historic newspapers including
- El Misisipi, the earliest known Spanish-language newspaper in the United States, founded in New Orleans in 1808;
- Freedom's Journal, the first black newspaper, launched in 1827 to fight for equal rights and demand an end to slavery;
- the Cherokee Phoenix, the first Native American newspaper, published in 1828 to champion the rights of Indians;
- and the Chinese-language Golden Hills' News, the first Asian American newspaper, launched in 1854 to help Chinese immigrants who came to seek their fortunes in the California gold rush.
The exhibit will also tell the stories of crusading journalists who fought to dispel stereotypes and tell the stories of their communities. Video productions in the exhibit will explore the role ethnic media play in major news events. An interactive component of the exhibit will encourage visitors to explore ethnic media throughout the country, from inception to the present.
"News for All" will be on display at the Newseum through January 4, 2015. more