magicdragonlord

tigersharks:

rivernymph:

samwinchesterhatesfire:

quads-for-the-gods:

bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

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

ifmyheartwasacompassyoudbenorth
the-hootowl-has-the-box:

unheard-of-silence:

the-halloween-submaureen:

tODAY AT WORK, AT MCDONALD’S, THE TOILET IN THE GIRLS’ ROOM LIKE BLEW UP AND WAS BLASTING WATER LIKE A FIREHOSE NONSTOP AND IT FILLED LIKE A FOOT OF WATER THROUGH THE WHOLE JOINT AND WE HAD TO CLOSE AND THE NEW MANAGER, PACO, WHO BARELY SPEAKS ENGLISH WAS ON DUTY AND HE WAS INCOHERENTLY FREAKING OUT IN SPANISH AND EVERYONE WAS COOKING FOOD AND EATING AND MAKING JOKES AND SAYING “START BUILDING THE ARC” AND FROM THE BASEMENT STAIRS AS THE WATER RUSHED DOWN WE WERE LIKE “NEVER LET GO JACK” AND SINGING “MY HEART WILL GO ON”. AND, TYRONE POSTED A SIGN SAYIGN “SORRY, WE TURNED INTO A WATERPARK INSTEAD OF A RESTAURANT TODAY” AND THEN THIS LADY CAME IN AND SAID SHE “WANTED HER BURGER EVEN IF THEY HAD TO SHIP IT OVER ON A BOAT” AND OMG IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF WORK IN MY LIFE I’M DYING
well, it wasn’t the best day for Paco, but still.

ICANTBREATHEIMCRYINGOHMYGOD

I need to quit working at library and work at mcdonalds.

the-hootowl-has-the-box:

unheard-of-silence:

the-halloween-submaureen:

tODAY AT WORK, AT MCDONALD’S, THE TOILET IN THE GIRLS’ ROOM LIKE BLEW UP AND WAS BLASTING WATER LIKE A FIREHOSE NONSTOP AND IT FILLED LIKE A FOOT OF WATER THROUGH THE WHOLE JOINT AND WE HAD TO CLOSE AND THE NEW MANAGER, PACO, WHO BARELY SPEAKS ENGLISH WAS ON DUTY AND HE WAS INCOHERENTLY FREAKING OUT IN SPANISH AND EVERYONE WAS COOKING FOOD AND EATING AND MAKING JOKES AND SAYING “START BUILDING THE ARC” AND FROM THE BASEMENT STAIRS AS THE WATER RUSHED DOWN WE WERE LIKE “NEVER LET GO JACK” AND SINGING “MY HEART WILL GO ON”. AND, TYRONE POSTED A SIGN SAYIGN “SORRY, WE TURNED INTO A WATERPARK INSTEAD OF A RESTAURANT TODAY” AND THEN THIS LADY CAME IN AND SAID SHE “WANTED HER BURGER EVEN IF THEY HAD TO SHIP IT OVER ON A BOAT” AND OMG IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF WORK IN MY LIFE I’M DYING

well, it wasn’t the best day for Paco, but still.

ICANTBREATHEIMCRYINGOHMYGOD

I need to quit working at library and work at mcdonalds.