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.
PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory presents “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” by Jon Haas
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond
Directed by Tom Quaintance
Featuring the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory
Learn more at playmakersrep.org/sweeneytodd.
Videography by Jon Haas
Directed by Leah Wilks
Audio by Adam Lindquist
Vocals by Jack Carmichael
Produced by Wagon Wheel Arts
Unlocking The Truth - Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins by The Avant/Garde Diaries
Kriss Kross this isn’t. Lock up your daughters, America: these sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn are on a mission to rock your socks off. More on theavantgardediaries.com
Directed by Luke Meyer / Produced by Julia Wilczok & Tom Davis / Director of Photography: Hillary Spera / Camera Assistant: Matt Burke /Additional Filming by Luke Meyer / Location Sound Recordist: Guillermo Hernan Peña-Tapia / Edited by Harry Nelson / Music by Unlocking The Truth / Sound mix by Eben Bull / Special Thanks to Annette Jackson & Tracey Brickhouse
CREATE - A stop motion short by Dan MacKenzie by Dan MacKenzie