Edith Lee-Payne at the 1963 March on Washington

Title

Edith Lee-Payne at the 1963 March on Washington

Description

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom attracted demonstrators of all ages. Edith Lee-Payne attended the March, which was held on her twelfth birthday, with her mother who thought it important to teach her about the Civil Rights struggle. Though she was not aware of it until well into adulthood, Edith's photo became one of the iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement, used in publications around the world.

Source

National Archives at College Park. View original.

Date

08/28/1963

Coverage

Original Format

Photograph

Description

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom attracted demonstrators of all ages. Edith Lee-Payne attended the March, which was held on her twelfth birthday, with her mother who thought it important to teach her about the Civil Rights struggle. Though she was not aware of it until well into adulthood, Edith's photo became one of the iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement, used in publications around the world.

Creator

Rowland Scherman (photographer)

Date

08/28/1963

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

National Archives at College Park. View original.