Young African-Americans Who Gained a Brief Spotlight in 2013

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The Youngest Speaker at the March on Washington Commemoration

Nine-year-old Asean Johnson became a sensation when he served as the youngest speaker at the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington. The young Chicago elementary school student spoke on the need for renewed funds and resources for the nation’s public schools. “Every school deserves equal funding and resources,” he said to the crowd of thousands. (Photo: Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune/ MCT /LANDOV)

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