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OCC: FREE LECTURE – Reporting the American Civil War with Steve Goldman
March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newspapers from the North and the South covered the American Civil War. And they reported it from two very different perspectives.
This will be an in-depth visual journey showing how Confederate and Union newspapers reported the same events in the Civil War, yet differed greatly in their display and analysis of the battles fought and the political strategies employed. Images of rare Union and Confederate newspapers will be used as the vehicle to take the audience back to the Civil War as it was being fought with the end still undetermined.
For almost 50 years Dr. Stephen A Goldman has been a very serious collector of rare and early newspapers, building one of the largest collections of historical newspapers in private hands. He is the author or co-author of several books that use newspaper front pages to tell the story of a particular theme (Titanic Disaster , Wild West Outlaws, Civil War).
In 1994, the Gannett Foundation wished to establish the largest American museum dedicated to the history of Journalism and Journalists. Because of Goldman’s reputation in the field of historical newspapers, he was approached by the Gannett Foundation’s operating arm, the Freedom Forum, to aid in the establishment of a 200,000 square foot interactive museum, THE NEWSEUM, which opened in 1996 in Roslyn, Virginia and which moved to a larger facility in Washington, DC in 2007. It has become a highly visited attraction in the Washington, DC area and has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Goldman has held the position as a consultant to the NEWSEUM since 1994, with his primary responsibility being to plan, establish, and maintain the News History Gallery.