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On the morning of September 4th, 1957, Dorothy Counts walked into an all-white high school for the very first time. She was African American. #heroes

World Press Photo Winner 1957 Dorothy Counts one of the first black students to enter the newly desegregated Harry Harding High School is mocked by whites on her first day of school Douglas Martin

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.

On the morning of September 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.

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Never forget…Dorothy Counts being mocked by an entirely white audience on enrollment day at Harding High School, September I know I could not have sent my daughter into that den of hate and violence!

Un hombre alemán exhuma el cadaver de un bebé de una fosa común en las afueras de Suttrop, Alemania.

German man holding exhumed baby from a mass grave outside the town of Suttrop. Amerian officers ordered German civilians of Suttrop, Germany, to exhume the bodies of 57 Russians killed by German SS.

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Gloria Richardson removes the rifle of a National Guardsman from her way during a 1963 Civil Rights Protest on Maryland. This took a lot of courage to gently push aside the gun with no comment, and nary a backwards glance.

1957 — Little Rock Nine. In this 1957 picture, Elizabeth Eckford of what became known as “The Little Rock Nine” is seen being followed and threatened by an angry white mob on her way to class, as one of the first African-American students to ever attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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"Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan" by Will Counts; depicts Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine as she walks to her formerly white only school.

specialnights:  A six year old girl waits for a policeman to take her name before she is led away to a waiting police truck, in Birmingham, Ala., on May 2, 1963. Over 450 school children were arrested for protesting against racial discrimination.

A six year old girl waits for a policeman to take her name before she is led away to a waiting police truck, in Birmingham, Ala., on May Over 450 school children were arrested for protesting against racial discrimination.

4 de Septiembre de 1957 – Carolina del Norte, USA. El primer día que Dorothy Counts acudía a la Harry Harding High School. Dorothy fue una de las primeras estudiantes negras admitidas en la escuela en Estados Unidos. No pudo soportar el acoso al que fue sometida por sus compañeros de clase y tuvo que abandonar el colegio cuatro días después.

Dorothy Counts braves taunts to become the first black student to attend Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 1957

"COLORED MEN - The Frst Americans Who Planted our Flag on the Firing Line!" WWI poster of African-American soldiers in bayonet combat with German soldiers, as Lincoln says, "Liberty and freedom shall not perish!" 350,000 served in segregated units, and several units saw action with the French, and 171 won the Legion of Honor. By the end of 1917, over 600 men became captains and lieutenants.

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This poster shows Abraham Lincoln looking down upon African American soldiers fighting German soldiers during World War I: 'True Sons of Freedom. Colored Men: The First Americans Who Planted Our Flag

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In this image, Elizabeth Eckford waits for a bus. Eckford was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School.

Posed group of African American men, women and children in formal attire in front of a house.  Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.  Follow Us On Twitter @blackhistoryalb

African American Group Portrait Posed group of African American men, women and children in formal attire in front of a house.

At 15, She Desegregated An All-White School. At 73, She's Fighting To Do It Again.

At 15, She Desegregated An All-White School. At 73, She's Fighting To Do It Again.

It's groundhog day in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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A young girl is pictured after she was wounded during clashes between riot-police and protesters after the funeral of Berkin Elvan, the boy who died from injuries suffered during last year’s anti-government protests, in Istanbul.

A gaggle of African American beauties wearing typical 1950s attire

Bobbysoxers- Because adolescent and teenage girls preferred and wore ankle socks much more than stockings, they became known as "bobbysoxers.

On the website for Lunch-Box Dream, by Tony Abbott: Newly posted images of segregation signs from the Jim Crow era of American history, along with a link to an excellent topic exploration and lesson plan prepared for middle school classes. The book's characters would have encountered such signs. #kidlit #summerreading

Until the signs like these were common markers of legally enforced laws of racial segregation in America. Racial segregation in the United States as a general term, included physical separation and provision of separate facilities, services, and op

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