Remembering the March on Washington, 50 years later
She had on her Sunday best, as everyone else did.
In her pretty, embroidered dress, done hair and cat-eye glasses, Kathleen Johnson was stretching to see the speakers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and to snap a better photo of the crowds when - splash! - in she went.
"It was the most embarrassing thing that could've happened to me," Johnson said, describing the day she lost her balance and fell into the National Mall's reflecting pool.