If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the story behind this photograph? The young woman's name is Dorothy Counts.
We tend to think of the 1960s as the Era of the Social Movement but in fact, the great sweeps of reform began a decade earlier. The movement. it's true, reached its zenith during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. However the impetus for social change began as a result of a constitutional challenge mostly that eventually made its way to the high court.
It was the culmination of a campaign by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its legal offspring, the Legal Defense and Educational Fund, against the doctrine of “separate but equal.”