The Problem We All Live With

The Problem We All Live With is a great painting painted by Norman Rockwell in 1964. It is one of Norman’s works with social or political themes. And this great painting symbolized the civil rights movement in the United State, which created at the time when racial desegregation on the basis of color, and African-American children could attend schools which had previously been all white. Unlike his previous works, this painting and other works that were painted after Norman ended his contract with the Saturday Evening Post; they regarded black people as protagonists, instead of observers or in servile roles.

What's more, this painting had installed in the White House in July 2011 by President Barack Obama due to the suggestion of Bridge.

Here, it depicts a young African-American girl in a white dress, with white ties and white shoes and socks, who carrying her books, rule and some other school things on her way to school. She was walking formally and under escorted by four U.S. Deputy Marshals because of threats and violence. Two of them are in front of her and the others behind, whose heads were not shown at all. On the wall was written the racial slur "nigger" and there was a tomato thrown to the wall which may be thrown to the Bridges.

The Problem We All Live With was originally published as a centerfold in the January 14, 1964 issue of Look, which could offer Norman more place to show his progressive social interest, like civil rights and racial integration.

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