Ruby Bridges

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U.S. Rep DelBene visits newly completed Ruby Bridges

Northshore School District leaders welcomed U.S. Congresswoman Susan DelBene to the newly constructed Ruby Bridges Elementary School on Tuesday, June 1. The brand-new K-5 school, located on Maltby Road, was approved by Northshore voters in 2018 as a step toward easing the overcrowding in schools on the district’s north end. Serving approximately 500 students, the attendance area for Ruby Bridges includes addresses previously assigned to Canyon Creek, Fernwood and Kokanee elementary schools.
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Ruby Bridges: the six-year-old who defied a mob and desegregated her school

This year, Ruby Bridges saw some newly discovered video footage of her six-year-old self and was terrified for her. The footage was from 14 November 1960, a day that shaped the course of Bridges’ life and – it is no exaggeration to say – American history. Not that she was aware of it at the time. On that day she became the first Black child to attend an all-white primary school in Louisiana.
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Ruby Bridges to deliver Tulane commencement address online

(AP) — A key figure in the New Orleans civil rights movement will deliver the keynote address during online graduation ceremonies at Tulane University. Tulane announced in a news release that Ruby Bridges will speak during the university's unified commencement event on Saturday, May 22. Bridges was 6 years old...
New Orleans,

Ruby Bridges to Deliver Keynote Address at Tulane’s 2021 Commencement

NEW ORLEANS – Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges will deliver the keynote address at Tulane University’s 2021 All-University Unified Commencement, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. Due to the ongoing public health risks of COVID-19, the ceremony – which will include the conferral of degrees...

Ruby Bridges: Village Elementary School Students In Conversation With A Civil Rights Icon

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to sit in on two Zoom calls between civil rights activist and icon, Ruby Bridges, and students of Village Elementary. Village’s Library Media Technician Amy Statezny, and Principal Dr. Heidi Bergener, were able to arrange the event as they planned for their annual Read Across America presentation and tie curriculum around Bridges’ experience leading up to the event.

Ruby Bridges Passes the Activism Torch to Young People

TheStreet continues its month-long video series: Black History, Wall Street, and Beyond by celebrating Ruby Bridges. Today, the civil rights icon runs the Ruby Bridges Foundation and continues combatting racism by educating children on inclusion. As part of Black History Month, she spoke to an audience at Weber State University, saying that children were the key to moving past racism.
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Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges to speak to Weber State audience

OGDEN — In a time when people are experiencing increased isolation, especially those trying to safely work toward social justice changes, Ruby Bridges Hall will speak to a Weber State University audience Thursday about her experience as the first African American child to attend the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.
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STORIES OF BLACK HISTORY: Ruby Bridges, the 6-year-old girl who changed history

Editor's Note: This February, for Black History Month, the Pottstown School District is making regular posts on its Facebook page. The district is paying tribute both to the accomplishments of some of our country’s historical giants, while also highlighting stories from those whose contributions aren’t always captured in the telling of our nation’s history. What follows is a selection from those posts.

Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges to Celebrate Black History Month with WSU Community

OGDEN, Utah — Civil Rights activist Ruby Bridges Hall, the first African-American child to attend the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans during the school desegregation crisis in 1960, will speak to a Weber State University audience, Feb 18 at 6 p.m. via Zoom conferencing. The campus community is invited to attend this free event by registering at this link. Questions can be submitted at this link.

SU’s virtual MLK Celebration features Ruby Bridges

Having made history at 6 years old, Bridges says those of all ages "have a responsibility to try to leave the world better than we found it." When Ruby Bridges took her first steps into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans in 1960 at just 6 years old, she did not yet understand she would be a part of a much larger civil rights movement.
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Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges on Kamala Harris’ history-making moment

Ruby Bridges was six years old when she was the first Black student at her New Orleans elementary school. She tells Lawrence O’Donnell that the inauguration of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has renewed hope and faith in the U.S. “There’s so much more work to be done, but we have to also be able to look at the strives that we make and this is truly one for all women and especially for Black women.”