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November 12 2014 4 12 /11 /November /2014 14:23

After watching a few extracts from the film Ruby Bridges, we studied this painting by Norman Rockwell:

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The Problem we All Live With

Arthur and Thomas wrote: "This a painting by Norman Rockwell. It is an oil canvas painted in 1964. It is The Problem we all live with.

It shows Ruby Bridges, a 6 year-old little black girl, walking to school escorted by 4 US marshals in New Orleans in 1960. Ruby is wearing white only because white is the colour of peace and innocence. She is carrying her school stuff. She doesn't seem scared, she seems calm and confident.

We can't see the faces of her bodyguards. They are wearing suits and yellow arm bands.

We like this painting because it is beautiful."

 

Pauline C. and Elodie wrote: "The painting measures 36 inches high by 58 inches wide. We like it because it is against racism. We think Ruby was brave."


Hugo said : "I don't like this painting because the people were racist." 

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Simon 11/21/2014 19:04


Ruby's parents were farmers in Missisippi. When they moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, she was 6 years old. Later, she was the first little black girl to go to a white school.

Phoebe 11/16/2014 15:27


Ruby Bridges was born on September 8th, 1954 in Mississipi. Ruby's parents, Abon and Lucille Bridges, were farmers. They moved to New Orleans because they wanted a better life in a bigger city.


On November 14, 1960, Ruby went to an all-white school. The name of the school was William Frantz school. Ruby's first grade teacher was Mrs Barbara Henry.


In 2001 Ruby Bridges received medals. She met 2 Presidents of the USA, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Mme LEBEAU 11/21/2014 18:58



You're right, Phoebe.


Ruby Bridges was invited to the White House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first black student to integrate an all-white school.





President Obama told her, "I think it's fair to say that if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be here today."



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