National Archives apologizes for blurring anti-Trump Women's March images

National Archives apologizes for blurring anti-Trump Women's March images

The National Archives apologized Saturday for altering an image in a display about women's voting rights to delete nasty references to President Trump, and took down the display in order to replace it with one that fully shows the anti-Trump sentiments at the 2017 Women's March in Washington.

One specific example, first reported by the Washington Post, shows a sign that says "God hates Trump". Words on signs that referenced women's anatomy were also blurred. "Modifying the image was an attempt on our part to keep the focus on the records".

"The National Archives is now whitewashing history".

The march has included a political message since it began three years ago when many protesters wore the knitted pink hats that have become a symbol of women's anti-Trump sentiments.

If you've never spent time in Washington, D.C., you may not appreciate how inspiring a trip to the National Archives can be.

An Archives spokeswoman told The Post that the Archives doesn't alter images that are presented as artifacts, but reserves the right to alter those that are used as "graphic design components" or "promotional display [s]".

"As the National Archives of the United States, we are and have always been completely committed to preserving our archival holdings, without adjustment", one of the tweets said. The women marched from Freedom Plaza at Pennsylvania Avenue, which lies in the middle of the White House and the US Congress and steps away from Trump International Hotel.

But the archives said in a statement Saturday "we made a mistake". That was, to be sure, the appropriate response, and it was good to see the Archives acknowledge the misstep quickly, while vowing to take steps to ensure the mistake isn't repeated.

As for editing the images containing words for women's genitals, Kleiman said that this decision was made because the museum hosts many groups of students and young people.

The archives said the photo in question is not one of its archival records, but rather was licensed for use as a promotional graphic in the exhibit. "It is literally erasing something that was accurately captured on camera". The 19th Amendment, which was ratified in 1920, prohibits the federal government and states from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex. But I believe that they should have at least be transparent bout their decision and noted that the photo had been altered.

"We now personal removed the novel masks and will substitute it as rapidly as conceivable with one who makes exhaust of the unaltered image". "If you don't have transparency and integrity in government documents, democracy doesn't function".

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