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Kayla Shae
Kayla Shae • 1 year ago

"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history

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In Spring 1960, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges was the first black child to integrate Frantz School. Escorted by federal marshals (city and state police refused to protect her) she walked daily through a mob of whites, screaming obscenities. What did Ruby do? She prayed: for herself to be strong and unafraid, and for her enemies, that God would forgive them.

Barbara Henry, with Ruby Bridges ,forty years later. Teachers at William Frantz Elementary School refused to accept the six-year-old as a student, and Ms Henry was the only teacher willing to take Ruby Bridges into her class in 1960.

Ruby Bridges became the face of school integration at age six.

6 year old Ruby Bridges was the first black child in the south to attend a white school after the forced integration following the landmark ruling of Brown Vs. The Board of Education. A willing participant in her mother's decision that she would go and endure what was to be sure a very tough road in the name of helping forge the path of the civil rights movement, Ruby faced death threats and intense bullying with courage and grace.

The moment Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, Dallas, November 24, 1963

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. It's horrible that we are still fighting after all these years later for the same reasons that this beautiful lady was fighting for. We honor her !!! Thank you !!!!

Dorthy Counts-Charlotte NC was actually the first black in America to step foot in an all white school. in 1957 she was treated so badly she had to leave the school after 4 days. That's 3 years before Ruby Bridges or any other integration story. She was bullied and hit with stones. The harassment started when the wife of John Z. Warlick, the leader of the White Citizens Council, urged the boys to "keep her out" and at the same time, implored the girls to spit on her.

President Obama and Ruby Bridges

On November 24, 1963, Jack Ruby shoots and mortally wounds Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy.