Via White House correspondent Mark Knoller comes news that President Obama will be meeting with American hero Ruby Bridges Hall tomorrow. In November of 1960, Bridges, then 6, became the first African-American to desegregate New Orleans’ William Frantz Elementary School. Her journey - literally and figuratively - was honored by painter Norman Rockwell in his 1963 work “The Problem We All Live With”. The painting, at Obama’s request, is currently on loan and hanging in the White House; it will be on display there until later this year.

Via White House correspondent Mark Knoller comes news that President Obama will be meeting with American hero Ruby Bridges Hall tomorrow. In November of 1960, Bridges, then 6, became the first African-American to desegregate New Orleans’ William Frantz Elementary School. Her journey - literally and figuratively - was honored by painter Norman Rockwell in his 1963 work “The Problem We All Live With”. The painting, at Obama’s request, is currently on loan and hanging in the White House; it will be on display there until later this year.

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    As far as “Real American Heroes” go, I hold few in higher esteem than Ruby Bridges, who opened many doors for my people...
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