Ruby Bridges is famous for integrating an all-white school in 1960 – on this day.
#otd in 1960, aged 6, Ruby Bridges was the first African-American child to integrate into a white Southern school, in Louisiana, escorted on her first day by US Marshals. She’s now a civil rights activist: “Go where there is no path and begin the trail.” https://t.co/LhOwjWsKET pic.twitter.com/TjHXER5DDA
— On This Day She (@OnThisDayShe) November 14, 2018
Scholastic has a Ruby Bridges Teacher’s Activity Guide.
Ruby Bridges Goes to School is a PBS video.
Here’s an interview with Ms. Bridges:
The New York Times published this 360 video, which is an interview with Ruby Bridges’ teacher.
Ruby Bridges: the six-year-old who defied a mob and desegregated her school is from The Guardian.