12 of 54: Carrying a placard telling of his mission, Ledger Smith, 27, starts down Michigan Ave. in Chicago on a roller skating journey to Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1963. He hopes to skate the 685 miles to the capital by Aug. 27 to join the civil rights march there on Aug. 28. Smith was followed by an automobile carrying friends of the NAACP, and spare skates. (AP Photo/Harry L. Hall) (Photo/Harry L. Hall)

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