AUSTIN, Texas, September 24, 2008 -- In a profile published in the October issue of Texas Super Lawyers magazine, Austin Partner in Charge Jim Cannon talks about the road that led him to a corner office on the edge of downtown in the Lone Star State’s capitol city.
Part of his journey involves a 1964 Norman Rockwell print called “The Problem We All Live With.” The famous painting portrays a young African-American girl on her way to her newly integrated school. Surrounded by deputy U.S. marshals and with books in hand, she walks past a thrown tomato and a racial insult scrawled on a wall. The print, which hangs at eye level as Cannon sits at his desk, reminds him of his roots.
“I always said I’d have that picture in my office. The image has never left me,” says Cannon, who is the first African American to head a major firm in Austin. “It’s a way of making sure I remember where I came from. It’s people like her.”
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