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.
Marek Edelman - Interview to the “Soir de Bruxelles” - 2003
“We imagined that everything we had - war, genocide, gas chambers - would influence the history and progress of the world.
But just remember Cambodia, Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, to understand that men are incurable. Nationalism, chauvinism, the martyrdom of some minorities that we are witnessing without reacting is Hitler posthumous victory. “
Demonstration in favor of Palestine and against the massacre of the population of Gaza - at Capitole square Toulouse - France.
You should know that the french Socialist President - Hollande-supported the Israeli invasion from the beginning. That the Zionist lobby in France has banned the demonstration against Israeli aggression, that the highest officials of the Socialist Party and the Socialist deputies in the Parliament refused to participate in some authorized demonstrations.
Demonstrators were brave in this hostile context relayed by the media, they were very young, many women, there was accountability, awareness, emotion …
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