Sunday, 25 March 2012

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1954, in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1960, when she was 6 years old, her parents responded to a call from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and volunteered her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans School system. She is known as the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.


















1 comment:

Annabel Kay Ruiz said...

Hi Jonas, I find it shocking that Ruby is the same age as my dad and just because of being born in different circumstances she had to go through such hardships throughout her life. Here is a link to part one of the film "Ruby Bridges The Movie" on youtube (all of the rest of the parts are also available)-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klj5fgaKzIk
See you in class :)