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Girl in Iconic March on Washington Photo Identified

Posted by admin on Feb 20, 2012

When Americans celebrate Black History, especially when it has anything to do with the March on Washington, it’s often an innocent girl’s face they see — in textbooks, on calendars, on brochures.

The photo of this little girl was taken by a freelance photographer working for the U.S. government. The original is stored in the National Archives, where for decades its caption identified the girl simply as a “young child in March on Washington.”

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