Dorthy Counts-Charlotte NC was actually the first black in America to step foot in an all white school. in 1957 she was treated so badly she had to leave the school after 4 days. That's 3 years before Ruby Bridges or any other integration story. She was bullied and hit with stones. The harassment started when the wife of John Z. Warlick, the leader of the White Citizens Council, urged the boys to "keep her out" and at the same time, implored the girls to spit on her.
"The Haymakers". July 22, 1910. African American women. At that time, middle-class Black women who were supported by their husbands and did not have to work were generally very socially and politically active, whether fighting for Blacks' civil rights or organizing to keep the Black community together.
Charlayne Hunter (1961), leaving the University of Georgia campus after registering as a student. She holds a place in Georgia Civil Rights history as one of the first two African American students along with ( Hamilton Holmes) admitted to the University of Georgia. Hunter-Gault is also known for her career as an award-winning journalist, and also respected for her work on television and in print.
Gloria Richardson removes the rifle of a National Guardsman from her way during a 1963 Civil Rights Protest on Maryland.......BRAVE WOMAN!!! #civilrights #blackhistory - @Greg Takayama Terrell- #webstagram
Jesse LeRoy Brown was the first African-American aviator in the United States Navy, a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the first African-American naval officer killed in the Korean War.