On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.
Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.
People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.
Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.
she deserves to be re-blogged.
she’s so goddamned inspirational
this makes me want to cry
i love banksy
Peninsula Gardens - Kas, Turkey
Perched on the rugged cliffs of Turkey’s scenic Lycian coast, only minutes from Kas, the exquisite Peninsula Gardens Hotel welcomes its guests in luxurious, stylishly designed suites with spectacular sea and sunset views, and private plunge pools. Additionally, all units are named after precious stones and come complete with plush King-sized beds, state-of-the-art technology, and high-end designer toiletries. Other features include two stunning waterfront cabanas, an infinity-edge pool with wave generator, a lovely seafront restaurant, and spa facilities.
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