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9 Things You Should Know about Ruby Bridges and School Desegregation

Sixty years ago today, six-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South. Here are nine things you should know about Bridges and the desegregation of U.S. public schools. 1. In a brief period after the Civil War, Black Americans in New Orleans gained numerous freedomsincluding the... Read more