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What We Worship: Sermon for October 5, 2014

Recently I heard a story about Ruby Bridges. In 1960 she was a six year old African-American girl in New Orleans who had the unenvious task of desegregating a formerly all-white elementary school. 1,843 more words


"Why are black people better dancers?" And other questions you might be too scared to ask...

I think there are a fair few white people (and black people) who quietly read my blogs about race and ask some silent questions. Seeing as Black History Month is like Black Christmas – season of goodwill and all, I thought I’d answer some questions. 1,213 more words


Η ιστορία μιας μαύρης στο σχολείο.

Έχω να κάνω ανάρτηση εδώ πάρα πολύ καιρό, από την τελευταία φορά που έκλεισα το Facecrook και μετά. Ανακάλυψα διάφορα πράγματα από τότε, σε προσωπικό επίπεδο, που δεν είναι του παρόντος, και για τα οποία δεν έφταιγε το Facecrook, να ομολογήσω, αν και όντως είναι χρονόσκουπα. 30 more words


A courageous little girl

A belated happy birthday to Ruby Bridges, 60 years old this week (Sept. 8th). As today, Sept. 11th, has become a day dedicated to hatred, it’s good to remember how a little girl overcame hatred 54 years ago. 634 more words

An inspiring story found on Facebook: Thank you to A Mighty Girl.

A Mighty Girl
Happy 60th birthday to Ruby Bridges! As a six-year-old, Ruby Bridges famously became the first African American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in the South. 478 more words


The Problem We All Live With

“The Problem We All Live With” by Norman Rockwell

One of my favorite paintings is this one, by artist Norman Rockwell.  This painting is a portrait of Ruby Bridges, who was one of the first black students to be integrated into a white school in the early 1960’s.   623 more words

Lesson Ideas

The Problem We All Live With

Growing up in the United States, there are certain bold-face names you immediately associate with American history. They are the names that are instantly recognizable to every school child: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, … 1,253 more words

From The Heart