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A photograph of President Barack Obama and his family, with a thank you note from first lady Michelle Obama written on it, sits on a shelf in Vern Watkins' home in Rancho Cucamonga, California, August 18, 2013. Watkins' life was energized and influenced by the March on Washington, which he went to at age 24. Watkins, now 74, would go on to become a labor organizer and in 1972 he moved to Los Angeles. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/MCT)