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As she was walking to a brand new school, four strange men walked with just her. She didn't know why; but she had to be so brave; showing much courage, with one step after the next. * The Problem We All Live With is a 1964 painting by Norman Rockwell. It is considered an iconic image of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.It depicts Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old African-American girl, on her way to William Frantz Elementary School, an all-white public school, on November 14, 1960, during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis. Because of threats of violence against her, she is escorted by four deputy U.S. marshals; the painting is framed so that the marshals' heads are cropped at the shoulders.On the wall behind her are written the racial slur "" and the letters "KKK"; a smashed and splattered tomato thrown against the wall is also visible. The white protesters are not visible, as the viewer is looking at the scene from their point of view. The painting is oil on canvas and measures 36 inches (91 cm) high by 58 inches (150 cm) wide. 02/10/2021 Contest:Double Tetractys 7 Sponsor: Eve Roper Picture #1

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Date: 3/24/2021 6:38:00 PM
Alexis, a VERY belated CONGRATS on your well-deserved win! Janice
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Date: 3/6/2021 5:48:00 PM
you researched this so brilliantly Alexis, many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan x
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Date: 3/2/2021 2:26:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem and the accompanying video for reference. Congratulations!
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Date: 3/1/2021 5:01:00 PM
Congratulations, Alexis, on your well-deserving win!!
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Date: 3/1/2021 10:21:00 AM
Your poem was beautiful. I could picture a very frightened little girl on her way to school escorted by men that she did not know. Congrats on the win.
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Date: 3/1/2021 9:25:00 AM
Alexis Y, Many thanks for your soup mail visit and for congratulating me on my contest entry. In turn congratulations to you on this epic and its podium placement. Howard
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Date: 3/1/2021 8:27:00 AM
Dropping back with my Congrats on your win Alexis
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Date: 3/1/2021 8:10:00 AM
So glad you did your research. It gave life to the picture. Congratulations on a well expressed poem.
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Date: 3/1/2021 7:55:00 AM
Marvelous Alexis! Congratulations on the win! Linda
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Date: 3/1/2021 6:32:00 AM
Heya Alexis, your video alongside the poem makes a fantastic compliment to the imagery described, congratulations on the win so well deserved, cheers David
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Date: 3/1/2021 12:39:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for this, and even the "trailer" you shared. God bless you.
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Date: 2/28/2021 10:34:00 PM
Alexis, thank you for creating and entering my contest. Your poem made me visualize the scene and the video has a great impact. Do visit my Double Tetractys 7 blog. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 3/1/2021 5:52:00 AM
Hi Eve, You hosted such an awesome contest. I am grateful that I was a part of it. I appreciate my placement in your contest. Have a wonderful day:-)Alexis
Date: 2/28/2021 4:52:00 PM
"A picture is worth a thousand words", She showed a lot of courage at such a tender age...
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Date: 2/11/2021 9:56:00 AM
You did this very well. Want to write about this image, but not able to do. Not satisfied. Only if I am happy with my write, I will participate. Take care Rama
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Date: 2/11/2021 2:44:00 AM
Oh, yes, she was really brave that day, glad times have changed for the better now, though racism still exists in different forms... well done, Alexis:)
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Date: 2/11/2021 1:51:00 AM
Why does man always have to be racist in every facet of life? Great poem. ~~
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Date: 2/10/2021 8:21:00 PM
May we create a better future, with lessons learned from the past. A powerful and moving presentation, Alexis. Best wishes, Evelyn
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Date: 2/10/2021 7:18:00 PM
Very well done, Alexis! Janice
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Date: 2/10/2021 6:45:00 PM
Your poetry, based on a true event. brings out a message even for today...
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Date: 2/10/2021 4:36:00 PM
Alexis, wonderful write from a sad part of history, well done _Constance
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Date: 2/10/2021 2:37:00 PM
I remember those days. I was in middle school then but I felt sorry for the black kids that were being forced to go where they didn't want to go, They were so scared but tried hard not to show it. I wish the white kids at school had been a little more understanding because they didn't want to be there anymore than the other kids wanted them there. A fine write my friend. God Bless, JB
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Date: 2/10/2021 9:25:00 AM
Childhood should be innocent...a hard-knock time. Strides have been made. Now we walk with a many-colored robe.
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Date: 2/10/2021 7:20:00 AM
- I remember my first school day as if it were yesterday ... a big step ... we all have to be brave - Best wishes in the contest, Alexis :) - Sorry I did not attend soup the last week :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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