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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Elvis Presley will soon be the subject of a new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, with his blatant freedom of expression and clash with the media on full view.

Newseum President Ken Paulson says negative newspaper coverage of Elvis helped make him the king of rock 'n' roll. Critics initially hated his music and his moves, but teens went wild.

The turning point came when Elvis served for two years in the U.S. Army. Parents couldn't hate him anymore, and the news media eventually came along, too.

The exhibit opening March 19 will include rare objects from Presley's life, some never before displayed outside Graceland.

Among the artifacts are Elvis' 1957 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the overcoat and gold belt he wore to meet President Richard Nixon.

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