publication date: Saturday, August 21, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)
clue: This civil rights activist has been trying to bridge the racial divide in America ever since the incident in her life that was immortalized by Norman Rockwell.
explanation: During the end of desegregated education in the early 1960s, Bridges was the first black child to attend a formerly all-white elementary school in New Orleans, requiring an escort by marshals to avoid violence from angry protesters. Rockwell painted her in The Problem We All Live With. Today, she leads a foundation devoted to ending racism. more…