Silent Sunday



This picture was taken on the morning of September 4th, 1957, Dorothy Counts ‘s first day at the Harry Harding High School in North Carolina, when she became the first black girl to attend the formerly all-white school. She endured four days of name calling, insults, and spitting from her peers until her parents finally decided to withdraw her from the school indefinitely. She planted a seed on that day and opened the door to limitless possibilities for her peers.

prima silent

Pin It
This entry was posted in Blogs by Thinking Moms' Revolution. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Silent Sunday

  1. nhokkanen says:

    The looks on the students’ faces are repulsive. How sad that even the teachers didn’t protect her, and that the family had to move out of state. But hate can be un-learned.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *