Ruby Bridges Goes To School: My True Story by Ruby BridgesIn 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school where she changed history. This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing moment in history and the courage of a young girl who stayed strong in the face of racism.
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It may not seem like a big deal to go to school. Millions of kids in America do it every day. Her name was Ruby Bridges. Ruby was one of the first African American children to attend a previously white-only elementary school in Louisiana. Many southern restaurants, schools, businesses and other parts of the community were segregated at that time. So when Ruby, at the age of six, walked into school that day, she did so in the face of much opposition.
She is known for being the first black child to attend an all- white elementary school in the South. She went to William Frantz Elementary School. When she was 4 years old, the family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. In , when she was 6 years old, her parents allowed her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans School system. In a decision, Brown v. Board of Education , the U. Supreme Court made Racial segregation against the law.
At the tender age of six, Ruby Bridges advanced the cause of civil rights in November when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South., Ruby Bridges was six when she became the first African American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school.
Ruby Bridges worked as a travel agent before becoming a stay-at-home mother. In she began working as parent liaison at the grade school she had attended, and in she formed the Ruby Bridges Foundation to promote tolerance and unity. At the age of six she was the youngest of a group of African American students sent to all-white schools in order to integrate schools in the American South in response to a court order. For the first year, she was escorted by marshals and was taught by a single teacher, while white parents pulled their children from the school and shouted threats and insults. She went to school every single day, and by the next year more black students and white students began attending together. Her story was told in a TV movie, Ruby Bridges.
She is known for being the first black child to attend an all- white elementary school in the South. She went to William Frantz Elementary School. In , when she was 6 years old, her parents allowed her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans School system. In a decision, Brown v. Board of Education , the U. Supreme Court made Racial segregation against the law. On her first day of school four U.