Monday, January 12, 2009

9 days,

This is a Norman Rockwell painting of Ruby Bridges ...

... the little black girl who had to be escorted to school by federal marshals. "On November 14, 1960, nearly 42 years ago, Bridges faced hostile crowds as the first black child to attend a previously all-white New Orleans school. She was 6 years old and had only been told by her mother that she was going to be attending a new school that day and 'had better behave.' Little did she know that she would be bombarded with jeers and even death threats, and that she would end up being the sole child in her first grade class after other children were kept home by their parents." All because Ruby was Black.


Forty-eight years later -- January 5, 2009 -- here is a picture of Sasha Obama, a little 7 year old Black girl, being escorted to school by her mother, First Lady-elect Michelle Obama, and the Secret Service because Sasha's daddy is now President-elect of the United States, Barack Obama:



9 day till Inauguration.

5 love notes:

Charlie Pierce said...

powerful!

Eb the Celeb said...

I love it and cant wait... I will be in DC and cant wait to experience history

Seth B. said...

You gotta love little Sasha Fierce! This is a solid post babe. So powerful...

Bella said...

wow this was so gangster.

Stephanie said...

How awesome is that!? I didn't really think about how important and special things are until I woke up the morning after Obama's election and saw those little girls on stage with their daddy. (I even wrote a little blog about it)