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We Shall Overcome

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We Shall Overcome

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Examine the documents included in this activity and write your response in the space provided.


  1. Write down descriptive words or phrases that come to mind when you look at this photograph.
  2. Imagine that you are this young woman. Where are you right now? Why are you there?

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We Shall Overcome

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Photographer Rowland Scherman, working for the United States Information Agency, took this photo that has become an iconic image of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. Edith Lee-Payne of Detroit, Michigan, carried a March on Washington banner as she celebrated her 12th birthday by attending the March with her mother. You can watch a short video about this photo on the National Archives YouTube Channel.

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