On Friday we called your attention to the doctored picture of the 2017 Women’s March on display at the National Archives. Now the National Archives are apologizing for the picture. Here is a taste of Steven Thompson’s and Joe Heim’s piece at The Washington Post:
The museum said in tweets Saturday that the display would be replaced “with one that uses the unaltered image” and that museum officials would “start a thorough review of our exhibit policies and procedures so that this does not happen again.”
But in a Washington Post article published Friday, prominent historians expressed dismay.
After the museum’s apology, Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley said he was pleased that the National Archives is “out of the Photoshop business.”
“It’s refreshing that the National Archives stepped up and fixed a grave wrong,” he said. “It’s more important than ever that U.S. government institutions keep their integrity intact with the American public.”
Read the entire piece here.