Katharine Graham

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Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham, née Katharine Meyer, (born June 16, 1917, New York, New York, U.S.—died July 17, 2001, Boise, Idaho), American business executive who owned and published various news publicatons, most notably The Washington Post, which she transformed into one of the leading newspapers in the United States. She was especially known for supporting the Post’s investigation into the Watergate scandal.
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New-York Historical Society exhibition celebrates trailblazing media icon Katharine Graham

NEW YORK, NY.- The New-York Historical Society celebrates the extraordinary life and career of Katharine Graham (1917-2001), who made history leading the Washington Post at a turning point in modern American life. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Cover Story: Katharine Graham, CEO charts how Graham’s life trajectory changed in the wake of her husband’s death, as she went on to become one of the most influential figures in 20th-century American journalism, business, and politics. The monumental publishing decisions Graham made at the helm of the Washington Post—helping to end a war and a corrupt U.S. presidency—are brought to life through a host of photographs, letters, costumes, and objects on view May 21 – October 3, 2021 in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery. The exhibition explores how—as writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron once remarked—Graham’s “journey from daughter to wife to widow to woman parallels to a surprising degree the history of women in this century.” Featured items include stylish outfits and ephemera from writer Truman Capote’s legendary 1966 Black and White masquerade ball, held in Graham’s honor at the Plaza Hotel and dubbed the “Party of the Century.”
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NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBITION CELEBRATES TRAILBLAZING MEDIA ICON KATHARINE GRAHAM

Exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers. New York, NY, April 29, 2021 – The New-York Historical Society celebrates the extraordinary life and career of Katharine Graham (1917-2001), who made history leading the Washington Post at a turning point in modern American life. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Cover Story: Katharine Graham, CEO charts how Graham’s life trajectory changed in the wake of her husband’s death, as she went on to become one of the most influential figures in 20th-century American journalism, business, and politics. The monumental publishing decisions Graham made at the helm of the Washington Post—helping to end a war and a corrupt U.S. presidency—are brought to life through a host of photographs, letters, costumes, and objects on view May 21 – October 3, 2021 in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery. The exhibition explores how—as writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron once remarked—Graham’s “journey from daughter to wife to widow to woman parallels to a surprising degree the history of women in this century.” Featured items include stylish outfits and ephemera from writer Truman Capote’s legendary 1966 Black and White masquerade ball, held in Graham’s honor at the Plaza Hotel and dubbed the “Party of the Century.”