Black girl escorted to school

I saw this on an e-mail. I changed a few facts to make it more accurate.

Then:

The problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell

A black girl escorted to school, 1960

On November 14, 1960, nearly 49 years ago, 6 year old Ruby Bridges faced hostile crowds, and had to be escorted by U.S. Marshall’s, because she was the first black child to attend previously all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruby was 6 years old. (The Great Norman Rockwell created the painting above depicting that event.)

She was bombarded with jeers and even death threats; one person even put a black doll in a coffin. She ended up being the sole child in her first grade class that year. All because Ruby was Black.  

 

 

Now:

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A black girl escorted to school, 2009

On January 5, 2009, nearly 49 years after Ruby attended her school, 7-year-old Sasha Obama, faced cheering schoolmates as her Mother and U. S. Secret Service Agents escort her to Sidwell Friends Elementary School in Washington, DC. Her Mother, the current First Lady of the United States of America, had Secret Service escort because Sasha’s daddy is now the 44th President of the United States: Barack Obama:

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