Titre / Artiste
Happy Land / Amanda Jenssen
Goin’ to the Party / Alabama Shakes
Light my Fire / Shirley Bassey
Inspiration Information / Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Sunshine of Your love / Ella Fitzgerald
Ain’t Got No (I Got Life ) / Nina Simone
Soul Tambourine / Betty Lavette
This Land is Your Land / Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
You Can’t Be Told / Valerie June
Smoking in Heaven / Kitty Daisy & Lewis
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.