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#RubyBridges was the subject of this iconic painting by #NormanRockwell, "The Problem We All Live With," which memorialized her integrating the William Franz elementary school in New Orleans.

She turned 64 Saturday.

That's how close we are to #JimCrow.
#RubyBridges was six when US Marshals flanked her as she became the first black child to enter the all-white school.

Six.

Like Christopher Robin in House at Pooh Corner, if you need perspective on how small six is.

Today she is 64.

What a hero.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider.

What #RubyBridges did seems so long ago, but she is nearly a decade younger than POTUS and because of Trump, #racism is nearly as central an issue as it was when Bridges made history.

We cannot go back.
#VOTE
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