Black History Month -2019: Ruby Bridges’ First Day of School

First African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South

Ruby Bridges was 6 years old in 1960 when U.S. Marshals helped escort her as she integrated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.

No story moves me quite like Ruby Bridges’ first day of school

November 14, 1960

Ruby Bridges visited the White House to see a painting commemorating her historic milestone hanging on the wall outside of the Oval Office

Racism is a grown-up disease and we must stop using our children to spread it

The Norman Rockwell painting of Ruby’s walk to school on the day of school integration in New Orleans

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