Tags » Ruby Bridges

When Society Turns Us into Monsters

Hopefully, most of you know the story of Ruby Bridges, the six-year-old girl who was one of the first African-Americans to go to a formerly all-white school in the south after… 736 more words

Brown V Board Of Education

Joy as Resistance

Four years ago I stepped up to this pulpit and quoted American writer E.B. White, who said, very famously, “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. 1,323 more words

Sermons And Homilies

Ruby Bridges

The story of Ruby Bridges shows us that even changes to the law do not mean immediate change to public opinion or social acceptance. It also, however, shows how the actions of one person can (slowly) change our world and our experience. 893 more words

Activism

It's Not Always Black and White

Living so close to the international boarder of Mexico, I am fortunate enough to have grown up in a community that is very diverse.  After going to a lower income Title I school in my younger years, I was even more fortunate to experience this diversity first hand with my direct peers.   794 more words

5th Grade

Dare Not Linger

This homily was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 2/25/18 as part of a service for Black History month. This kid-friendly homily talks about the complexity of the stories of Selma in the US and Apartheid in South Africa. 2,002 more words

UU

The Only Chocolate Chip in the Cookie

“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”

-Jackie Robinson

Have you every had a cookie with just one or two chocolate chips in it?

1,205 more words
Blog

Black History Month - Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges

I do not know anyone, any black person that does not know the name Ruby Bridges. She was exhibiting Black Girl Magic before it was a thing! 299 more words

Typical Black Women