Dorothy Counts-Scoggins: "My goal was to get inside the building"

 Dorothy Counts-Scoggins was one of four black students to first attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools following integration in 1957.

"My goal was to get inside the building," Counts-Scoggins told Good Day Carolinas Wednesday.

She faced racial opposition from students and staff alike even after walking past the police line and along the two blocks to Harding High School. After four days of harassment, abuse and non-acceptance, her parents withdrew her and she furthered her education in Pennsylvania and later in Asheville.

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