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.
ok, l.a architecture blog #4. at least i think it’s #4. counting isn’t my strong suit, even if the numbers are less than 5.
so, today’s first house is the opposite of yesterdays house.
yesterday was marcel breuer and clean, crisp, concrete lines with only the tiniest bit of entropy. and today’s first house is the poster child for entropy in l.a. an amazing old house that has, i’m guessing, unintentionally blended almost completely into it’s environment.
at one point it might’ve been a fairly grand l.a country house, nestled into the bucolic hills. but then a few years passed and it became a fairly grand l.a country house completely subsumed by the bucolic hills.
in person it’s actually a bit less chaotic than it appears in these pictures. but it’s still pretty chaotic and fantastic.
and the second house (and 3rd picture) is one of my favorite mid-century houses in l.a. i’m not sure if it’s a noted mid-century house or if it’s a case-study house, but it’s a beautiful and beautifully proportioned perfect little mid-century house nestled beneath the o.d in the hollywood sign.
i’m going to list 10 things I like. I’m going to number them, but it’s important to note that they aren’t in numerical order in terms of importance, only for the sake of neatness.
1) the internet.
2) wine at 4:30 in the afternoon so the kids’ witching hour is fun!
3) Burt’s Bees chapstick - OG peppermint, thank you.
4) unlimited text messages so I can cope with missing my best friend
5) dirt under my fingernails
6) unprompted thank yous from my boy
7) sunshine smiles from my baby
8) dinners by my husband (honey basil tomato sauce nommm)
10) egon (a cat that snuggles)
We demand that NBC reverse its crazy decision to ‘bench’ Community. The show is the best one on TV and NBC should renew it immediately!
this kid is only 19! Good job Mamas!