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March on Washington through Sunglasses, 1963

The Washington Monument and a U.S. flag are reflected in the sunglasses of Austin Clinton Brown, age 9, of Gainesville, GA, as he joins others in the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. This photo was taken around the time of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

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Today I visited the National Center for Human and Civil Rights in Atlanta. Thought there was a lot of important information there, the main focus of the museum was on black, non-violent, men. The only mention of Malcolm X was a quote but they had no pictures of him but surprisingly there was a little section for Stokely Carmichael. 


Pictures 1 & 2: Civil rights sit-in simulation. Very haunting and nerve-wracking. 

Picture 3: The demands from the March on Washington. How many are still relevant?

Picture 4: My man Bayard Rustin had his own section, I was pretty happy.

Picture 5: August 28, 1963. Austin Clinton Brown, age 9, poses at the Capitol before joining the March on Washington.

Pictures 6, 7, & 8: A memorial of sorts to the four girls who died in the church bombing.

Picture 9: A quote from Stokely Carmichael that I really like.