Maurice “Pops” Peterson reinvented Norman Rockwell’s Ruby Bridges — from the painting "The Problem We All Live" — with for a giant installation above Center Street in Pittsfield in a celebration of freedom in the Jubilee Hill neighborhood. The project had many backers and was initiated by the West Side Legends, a community group in Pittsfield. The mural is a computer drawing printed on vinyl. 


Ben Garver has been photographing the Berkshire hills and people for The Eagle since 1994. In his spare time, Garver enjoys hiking and biking with his Australian cattle dog, Cheyenne.