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Ruby Nell Bridges was an American activist known for being the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana.

The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition by Robert Coles,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0439472261/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_5V01sb1BT8HKP50G

The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition by Robert Coles,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0439472261/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_5V01sb1BT8HKP50G

Happy 60th birthday to Ruby Bridges #JusticeWoman

Happy 60th birthday to Ruby Bridges #JusticeWoman

Ruby Bridges, oil on aerosol on  36" x 60" canvas, 11/27/2016

Ruby Bridges, oil on aerosol on 36" x 60" canvas, 11/27/2016

As a six-year-old, Ruby Bridges famously became the first African American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in the South. When the 1st grader walked to William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 surrounded by a team of U.S. Marshals, she was met by a vicious mob shouting and throwing objects at her.

As a six-year-old, Ruby Bridges famously became the first African American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in the South. When the 1st grader walked to William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 surrounded by a team of U.S. Marshals, she was met by a vicious mob shouting and throwing objects at her.

Today, September 8th, is the 60th birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges - a woman who, being the first black child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, underwent a traumatizing ordeal that...

Today, September 8th, is the 60th birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges - a woman who, being the first black child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, underwent a traumatizing ordeal that...

Happy 60th Birthday to civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall!  Her Story Matters: Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1954. She was born to Lucille and Abon Bridges, who had four other children, giving Ruby three brothers and one sister. At age two, Ruby and her family moved from Tylertown, Mississippi, where her family had been sharecroppers, to New Orleans, Louisiana, because her parents sought better work opportunities.

Happy 60th Birthday to civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall! Her Story Matters: Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1954. She was born to Lucille and Abon Bridges, who had four other children, giving Ruby three brothers and one sister. At age two, Ruby and her family moved from Tylertown, Mississippi, where her family had been sharecroppers, to New Orleans, Louisiana, because her parents sought better work opportunities.

Detail:  "The Problem We All Live With", 1963, Look, January 1964 Story Illustration Oil on Canvas 36 x 58 inches    Collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Massachusetts

Detail: "The Problem We All Live With", 1963, Look, January 1964 Story Illustration Oil on Canvas 36 x 58 inches Collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Massachusetts

Ruby Bridges at 60

Ruby Bridges at 60

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