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Close-up photograph of 12-year old Edith Lee-Payne holding a banner at the Civil Rights March on Washington. 1963

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Image credit: Photograph of a Young Woman at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. with a Banner, U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service. ca. 1953-ca. 1978. (Library of Congress)

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