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Memories of the March

Edith Lee-Payne Discovers She’s the Girl in a Famous Photo

Clip | 3m 3s

Detroiter Edith Lee-Payne attended the March on Washington with her mother on her 12th birthday. Although Edith doesn’t recall having her photo taken at the event, a picture of her holding a banner became an iconic image from the march. It wasn't until 2008 that Edith found out about the photo and how it has been used countless times in history publications, textbooks and documentaries.

Aired: 08/26/13

Rating: NR

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