Everyone has seen this picture...interview on the 60th anniversary of her first day of school.
This is not ancient history. It happened during my lifetime. (No comments from the peanut gallery please) I was raised in a racist environment so my understanding of this as a child would have been much different from my understanding of it today, older, wiser, and a grandmother.
Lucille Bridges is the mother of Ruby Bridges, and it was her courage that allowed her daughter to move into a world that did not want her there, despite the legal ruling that had already set aside 'separate but equal.' She understood that for anything to change, that line needed to be crossed.
Lucille Bridges died on November 11th.
I just wanted everyone to take a moment to remember the shadow behind the shadow that is behind the picture of Kamala Harris.