Illustration of Ruby Bridges and Kamala Harris Goes Viral
In an era of political uncertainty, a world health crisis, and racial tensions, small beams of hope shine the brightest. That Little Girl Was Me was the victory image of the presidential election weekend, dominating every social media platform. The piece depicts soon to be Vice President Kamala Harris walking with the shadow of young Ruby Bridges, a nod to Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1964 painting, The Problem We All Live With. Rockwell’s painting created space for a then-taboo conversation about issues the Black community faced. His impact continues today with this 2020 rendition that speaks to a similar socio-political climate. Although the composition of the artwork is straightforward, the piece illustrates all of the struggles presented in the personal story Harris told during the 2019 Democratic debate.