Monday, September 1, 2008
Internet Picture of the Day: Dorothy Counts
World Press Photo of the Year: 1957 Douglas Martin, USA, The Associated Press. Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 4 September 1957. Dorothy Counts, one of the first black students to enter the newly desegregated Harry Harding High School. About the image Reporters and photographers bore witness and recorded the violence that erupted when Dorothy Counts showed up for her first day at an all-white school. People threw rocks and screamed "Go back where you came from". They got their way - after a string of abuses, Dorothy's family withdrew her from the school after only four days.