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The Hermione Tarot: Ruby Bridges

I remember many moons ago, in those childhood days, seeing pictures of Ruby Bridges and other children walking through a sea of hate simply to go to school. 220 more words

The Hermione Tarot

Who is Ruby Bridges?

Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1954 to Lucille and Abon Bridges, who had four other children, giving Ruby three brothers and one sister. At age two, Ruby and her family moved from Tylertown, Mississippi, where her family had been sharecroppers, to New Orleans, Louisiana, because her parents sought better work opportunities. 674 more words

Social Justice

On religious instruction, secular schools and human rights, by Pippa Jinks

Here is a copy of my speech to the school board this evening.

Thank you for allowing me to speak today. I’m on a time limit here, so I’ll talk fast. 2,027 more words

Education

Racism like Death

This past Sunday, I sat in the Evreux cathedral, contemplating.

I anticipated the moment when a woman or man would come down the aisle with a small basket and look me in the eye, waiting for a donation. 933 more words

Personal

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles, illustrated by George Ford

The Story of Ruby Bridges
by Robert Coles
illustrated by George Ford
Scholastic

Most of us have seen the iconic photo of Ruby Bridges, the little girl being led by marshalls through the hate-filled crowd.   284 more words

Leave a Trail

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I just received a message from a colleague … more a reminder … that yesterday was the 61st birthday of Ruby Bridges.

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