Historical figure and civil rights activist Ruby Bridges spoke to Owensboro High School’s African American History class along with members of Western Academy and Girls, Inc. on Tuesday afternoon, telling them about her journey as a student and the impact that was made. OHS teacher Lori Thurman said Bridges...
A U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee panel held a hearing Thursday to examine escalating efforts across the country to ban books from schools and public libraries. Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, who at six years old became the first Black child to desegregate an all-white Louisiana school, was a witness at the hearing.
Ruby Bridges is speaking out on efforts to ban books — including her own. The civil rights activist testified before Congress on Thursday in a hearing on "book bans and academic censorship." Last year, parents in Tennessee reportedly objected to teaching a book by Bridges, who at six years old became the first Black child to integrate a segregated school in New Orleans.
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Ruby Bridges became well-known in 1960 at the age of 6-years-old when she was escorted by Federal marshals to integrated a. The post Did you learn about Ruby Bridges in school? first appeared on The Black Detour.
At six years old, she walked through the mob of angry white protesters and their vulgar signs. A young black girl walked all alone, holding her schoolbooks as she made her journey to her elementary school as she pursued an education. On either side of her were members of the National Guard, protecting her from harm. This was how Ruby Bridges started her morning every day in 1960. This girl would go on to change the world. ...
I had often wondered how Ruby Bridges felt in the moment that she first arrived at William Frantz Elementary School in November 1960. If the name isn’t familiar, the image above probably is — as may be the Norman Rockwell painting of a small Black girl walking with an entourage of faceless protectors, passing a wall on which is scrawled a racial slur. Bridges’s arrival at the school on that day marked its integration — a transition that was poorly received by many in the surrounding community.
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To get to school in the morning Ruby Bridges walked through a crowd of hateful people shouting threats and curses. It was a terrible gantlet for a 6-year-old girl. What is sometimes not mentioned in stories about Ruby, who, in 1960, became the first Black child to integrate the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, is the eerie silent world she encountered on the other side of that mob.
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Integrating a New Orleans elementary school, she taught us resilience. To get to school in the morning Ruby Bridges walked through a crowd of hateful people shouting threats and curses. It was a terrible gantlet for a 6-year-old girl. What is sometimes not mentioned in stories about Ruby, who, in...
Ruby Bridges was the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana in 1960. Bridges was born on September 8, 1954, as the oldest child of Lucille and Abon Bridges. Ruby’s birth year coincided with the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. the Board of Education, which ended racial segregation in public schools.
Ed Pratt: If Ruby Bridges could survive one of our ugliest chapters, today's kids can learn about it
In a moment of reflection recently, I stared for the umpteenth time at an iconic photo from the civil rights movement. It’s the one of a beautiful little six-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges with her book bag in hand flanked by U.S. marshals, as her short legs maneuvered the steps at William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.
Civil rights legend Ruby Bridges will release a children’s picture book later this year titled “I Am Ruby Bridges.”. For the first time, Bridges will share her story from the perspective of her six-year-old self, providing an intimate look through a child’s lens at her experiences and the role she played in the civil rights movement.