The Problem We All Live With, 1964
Historical Context: When Norman Rockwell painted "The Problem We All Live With, 1964," he was a well-known by millions of Americans for his cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. Taking on a very political subject, the artwork has become one of the most revered images of the Civil Rights movement. In the picture, six-year old Ruby Bridges walks to school surrounded by members of the National Guard following the desegregation of schools in 1964. Per the suggestion of President Barack Obama, the original work (owned by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts) was exhibited at the White House from July to October 2011 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Ruby Bridges's walk.
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Richard M. DeVos Center
-> 3rd Floor (DEV)
DEV; Building C; 3rd Floor; Between Rm. 370C and Rm. 372C