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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

lindaloveyoulongtime
lindaloveyoulongtime:

I never knew I could find a love so true. And, I was lucky enough to find it in my best friend. I love to just look at you and just think about how far we’ve come. Never thought in a million years, we’d end up together. You were right in front of me this whole time. From just taking shots at the local bar together, to helping each other through past relationships, to late night convos over nothing just to keep you awake on deployments.. We somehow were brought together. I firmly believe it was not by chance, but it was by fate. Such a happy coincidence. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Some people don’t understand why we’re attached by the hip, but nobody has to understand anything about us. As long as we’re happy, nobody else matters. It’s always us against the world, baby! Thank you for all you do. I love you more and more, each and every day. 💕 #mushygushy #lovetolove #mysoulmate #nothingelsematters #causeyouthebaddestinthegamerightnow

lindaloveyoulongtime:

I never knew I could find a love so true. And, I was lucky enough to find it in my best friend. I love to just look at you and just think about how far we’ve come. Never thought in a million years, we’d end up together. You were right in front of me this whole time. From just taking shots at the local bar together, to helping each other through past relationships, to late night convos over nothing just to keep you awake on deployments.. We somehow were brought together. I firmly believe it was not by chance, but it was by fate. Such a happy coincidence. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Some people don’t understand why we’re attached by the hip, but nobody has to understand anything about us. As long as we’re happy, nobody else matters. It’s always us against the world, baby! Thank you for all you do. I love you more and more, each and every day. 💕 #mushygushy #lovetolove #mysoulmate #nothingelsematters #causeyouthebaddestinthegamerightnow