The Problem We All Live With By Norman Rockwell

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The Problem We All Live With is a 1964 painting by Norman Rockwell. An iconic image of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, it depicts Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old African-American girl, on her way into an all-white public school in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 during the process of racial desegregation. The little girl in the painting titled “The Problem We All Live With” is walking to school in a white dress, white socks and white shoes. Her hair is parted in neat plaits and she is carrying a book and a ruler. The use of white Rockwell is symbolic of the new found optimism in the US and the hope for the future the girl appears confident and proud, even as she is overshadowed by U.S. marshals in muted gray suits. Because of
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