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The Courage of Dot

(Charlotte, September 4, 1957)

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On September 5th 1957, Dorothy Counts, a young 15-year-old student, challenged the blatant racism shown by the educational community of the Harry Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dorothy was selected to integrate into one of the schools in Charlotte that had previously been segregated. Under the influence of the White Citizens Council, the students bullied the girl in order to keep her out of school. On her way to class, Dorothy was insulted, taunted, spat on and had stones thrown at her. Once at school, rubbish was thrown at her while she was having lunch, teachers ignored her, and threatened the white girls who tried to make friends with her, but they did not succeed. After four days during which she and her family were threatened and insulted, her parents made the decision to take her out of the school, but Dot went down in history due to her courage to fight for her right to be a student just like any other.

 

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El coraje de Dot

(Charlotte, 4 de septiembre de 1957)

Impresión digital en papel texturado Tintoretto Gesso de 200 grs. por imprenta profesional.

 

El 5 de septiembre de 1957, Dorothy Counts, una joven estudiante de 15 años desafió al racismo más recalcitrante por parte de la comunidad educativa del centro Harry Harding High School, Charlotte, Carolina del Norte. Dorothy fue seleccionada para integrarse en una de las escuelas de Charlotte, que hasta entonces estaban segregadas. Instados por el Consejo de Ciudadanos Blancos, los estudiantes acosaron a la joven para mantenerla fuera de la escuela. Un camino hasta la escuela plagado de insultos, provocaciones, esputos y piedras. Dentro de la escuela le tiraban basura mientras comía, el profesorado la ignoraba e intimidaban a las chicas blancas que intentaban relacionarse con ella. Tras cuatro días de amenazas familiares y vejaciones de todo tipo su padre decidió quitarla de la escuela pero Dot pasó a la historia por su coraje y por defender su derecho a ser una estudiante más.

 

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