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.
March on Washington through Sunglasses, 1963
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