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VIDEO: March on Washington Mystery Girl Identified

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Updated: 8/18/2013 11:51 pm

WASHINGTON -- On August 28, 1963, a photographer took a picture which has become an iconic image of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. 

The photograph, in the holdings of the National Archives, is of a young African-American girl, holding a March on Washington banner and concentrating intently on the scene before her. 

The image has been reproduced countless times in history books, on calendars and most recently in the National Park Service brochure for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.

The identity of the little girl was always a mystery – until now.
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