Young Woman at Civil Rights March: Signed Matted Print, Magnet and Postcard Bundled Set
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 11 X 14 inch matted print
- 4 X 6 inch postcard
- 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 inch magnet
This photograph of a girl in the crowd has become an iconic image of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The girl was not aware that the photo had been taken, as she was swept up in the events of the day, which also happened to be her 12th birthday. It was not until 40 years later, when her sister told her she had seen the picture in a 2009 calendar celebrating Black History that Edith Lee-Payne learned that she had been the poster child for the civil rights movement.
A memento of a seminal moment in civil rights history, this bundled set includes a matted print signed by Ms. Lee-Payne, a magnet and postcard.
During the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, African Americans staged civil rights marches in Washington, D.C. and the South. In their struggle for equality, African Americans demanded basic constitutional rights that had been denied to them for over 150 years, such as equal access to jobs, the right to decent homes and neighborhoods, equal protection under the law, and the freedom to assemble peaceably.