A Connection to Slavery

Cecelia Hayden-Smith

Cecelia Hayden-Smith, Washington, DC, resident, was a domestic worker in 1963. She was unable to attend the March, but shares her elderly employer’s perception of that day, as well as her own. She said, I knew that at 90 … she really couldnt change her mindset. I knew that nothing that I said or did could make her think that we needed anything else except good white people to be good to us.”