|The Problem We All Live With|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Location||Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts|
|Dimensions||36 in × 58 in|
|91 cm × 150 cm|
|Norman Rockwell Famous Artwork|
|Freedom of Speech, 1943|
|Freedom from Want, 1943|
|Freedom of Worship, 1943|
|Freedom from Fear, 1943|
|The Problem We All Live With, 1964|
|Breaking Home Ties, 1954|
|Russian Schoolroom, 1967|
|Rosie The Riveter, 1943|
The Problem We All Live With is an oil on canvas painting by the American artist Norman Rockwell, produced in 1964. The painting is 36 by 58 inches and is displayed in the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Rockwell had produced many works with a social or political theme. This painting was created at a time when racial desegregation was causing conflict throughout the U.S. Education was no longer segregated on the basis of color, and African-American children could attend schools which had previously been all white.
The painting shows a young African-American girl in a white dress, with white shoes and socks. She is carrying items she needs in school in her left hand. She is walking, and is escorted by four U.S. marshals, two in front of her and two behind, whose heads are not shown. They are dressed in plain clothes, but wearing armbands to show their authority. They are there to protect the girl from protesters, none of whom are shown.