Never forget…Dorothy Counts being mocked by an entirely white audience on enrollment day at Harding High School. September 4th, 1957
and they call US savages
Never fucking forget
The people in this photo are SOME OF YA’LLS GRANDPARENTS. Not your great great great great grandparents. Your GRANDPARENTS. Your dad’s dad.
these could easily be parents as well.
this is 15 minutes away from where i live
cannot imagine the strength of will it took to just sit there composed and proud in the face of all that contempt and mockery. Never forget the name Dorothy Counts.
Man. Her face though. And the in the audience at the time- not the crowd there, but the people seeing that photo- so few people would have appreciated the strength and determination it took. I am glad we had people like her, to be that strong, and push forward through sheer force of will. I am sorry she ever had to, but I am glad she was able to.