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
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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
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