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Detroiter reclaims moment in civil rights history

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It's an iconic photo from the early days of the civil rights movement: An unidentified woman and two men are blasted by a fire hose in 1963 Alabama.

A Birmingham, Ala., minister has long said she is the woman in the picture, saying so on "Oprah," CNN, in books, newspaper interviews and speeches across the country.

But a Detroit woman, Mamie Chalmers, recently contacted The Detroit News to say she is the person in the photo. Three people who participated in the demonstration where the picture was taken support her contention.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130502/METRO/305020375#ixzz2S9I3CSuL

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