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Ruby Bridges is an African-American activist best known for being the first Black child(she was 6 yrs old) to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.(New Orléans, Louisiana) The pictures of her being escorted into the school by marshalls are legendary.. 210 more words
“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”
– Sven Goran Eriksson
This must have been what Martin envisioned when he spoke of “little black boys and girls holding hands with little white boys and girls.” I sit here misty-eyed as a scene from that of Ruby Bridges’ life is reenacted for us.708 more words
American activist Ruby Bridges Hall, was the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.
Born September, 8 1954, in Tylertown, Mississippi to Abon and Lucille Bridges, When she was 4 years old, the family relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana. 1,123 more words
(courtesy of plantingpeace.org)
Today is Ruby Bridges Day, to commemorate a brave little girl’s entry into an all-white school on November 14, 1960.
As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. 141 more words