“What happened to me at Harding,
basically what it did was it guided my path
in terms of my future.
I made a choice then
that the types of things that happened to me,
I wanted to make sure didn’t happen to other children.”
~ Dorothy Counts Scoggins
Dorothy Counts (born 1942) was one of the first black students admitted to the Harry Harding High School, in Charlotte, North Carolina. After four days of harassment that threatened her safety, her parents forced her to withdraw from the school.