Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Problem We All Live with By Norman Rockwell

Depicts Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old African-American girl, on her way in to an all-white public school in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 during the process of racial desegregation. Because of threats and violence against her, she is escorted by four U.S. Deputy Marshals.On the wall behind her is written the racial slur "nigger" and the letters "KKK"; a smashed tomato thrown at Bridges is also visible. The painting was originally published as a centerfold in the January 14, 1964 issue of Look.

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