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What Happened to Ruby Bridges’ Dream for The Ruby Bridges School of Community Service & Social Justice?

A few years ago Ruby Bridges had a dream for the William Frantz Elementary School, the school she made famous for breaking the color barrier in New Orleans.   546 more words

Charter Schools

Ruby Bridges Says America Is Reverting To Pre-Civil Rights Racism

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 123 more words

VIEWS

Bronze sculpture honors civil rights icon

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Hundreds braved the cold to take part in honoring a civil rights icon.

More than five decades ago 6-year old Ruby Bridges was one of the first African American students to integrate an all-white school. 374 more words

News

Ruby Bridges: Grit, A Dream Deferred, and the Destruction of New Orleans Public Schools

On the 54th anniversary of Ruby Bridge’s courageous and lonely walk that led the charge in desegregating New Orleans’ public schools, I want to pause and say a heartfelt thank you to one of America’s heros.   965 more words

Corporate Education Reform

Civil Rights Pioneer: 'We All Know There Are Schools Being Segregated Again'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 586 more words

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Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges: America is divided by race again

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 589 more words

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Sculpture to Honor Ruby Bridges

Published October, 2014

The Art Newspaper

Six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked into her first day of school November 14, 1960 at William Franz Public School in New Orleans through a large crowd of screaming protesters. 99 more words

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