Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With”

*Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting of 6-year-old Ruby Bridges being escorted to school by federal marshals is well known, but many of the personal details surrounding her first year at New Orleans’ all-white William Frantz Elementary School have been lost to history.

Professor and historian Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. made it his mission to fill in these important pages of the black American experience through his ambitious new PBS event, “The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross,” due this fall.

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