Adventure time be knowing
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
written & illustrated by Alex Steacy
This was the strip that suffered in my computer crash. At least a third of it has been redrawn practically from scratch in an uphill battle against confidence and artistic anxiety. It’s still very rough, but it was a vital personal achievement to get back on my feet and finish it. So here it is, I hope you find it interesting.
It’s kind of ironic that in my career that centers so much around making people laugh, sometimes what I really want to do is make them weep.