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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


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


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

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

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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Women Hurrying History: Ruby Bridges

In 1954, the United States Supreme Court made a decision to desegregate schools in the Brown vs. Board of Education case. In that same year, on September 8, 1954, Ruby Nell Bridges was born in Tylertown, Mississippi. 414 more words

Signs of the Time

The Wonderful World Tomorrow—What It WON’T Be Like!”: Part 5

Signs of the Time  

This blog post is the fifth in a series. Each entry in the series will be building on information and commentary in the earlier entries.

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Civil Rights