What can you see? What can you not see?
Les idées des élèves:
Describe what you see.
Analyse the image using research.
|We can see a little black girl.
She is accompanied by four men.
They are in a street, probably in town.
A tomato has been thrown at the wall, perhaps at the little girl.
Maybe the police are protecting her. Maybe they are arresting her.
She is carrying books, a ruler and some pens.
She is wearing a little white dress.
We can see graffiti. It is written: “NIGGER” and “Klu Klux Clan”.
|Her name is Ruby Bridges. She is six years old.
She is the first black girl to go to an American public school. Her father was reluctant but her mother said we must “take this step forward … for all African-American children.”
She was threatened everyday on her way to and from school.
She is still alive and she is an activist.
At Bridges’ suggestion, President Barack Obama had the painting installed in the White House, in a hallway outside the Oval Office, from July to October 2011.
Martin Luther King
Complète et sous-titré en français
Extrait “I Have a Dream” : Sous-titré en anglais
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.(Research in English | French )