|A young and just becoming well-known folk singer named Joan Baez was among the
hundreds of celebrities at the 1963 civil rights "March on Washington," where Martin
Luther King delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial (Carvajal was standing about twenty feet to King's left at the time.)
Federal government publicist Joe Carvajal was there with his teams of mopix and still
photographers. He had his own personal cameras with him too. He found Joan Baez
and a friend inside the Memorial at one point in the long afternoon of speeches and took
this snapshot of her.
Carvajal took color slides of a number of other celebrities in attendance for that
remarkable day (there were well over 200,000 people in the crowd), including Lena
Horne, Jackie Robinson, Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster, Dennis Hopper
and many others.
|Joan Baez in 2006, as an
environmentalist activist in a
tree, to prevent its being cut
down by loggers.