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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

Lucille Bridges, Mother of Iconic Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges, Has Passed Away | RELEVANT

Ruby Bridges announced that her mother, 86-year-old Lucille Bridges, passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana. The younger Bridges became the first Black student to attend an all-white New Orleans elementary school when she was 6-years-old and is the subject of one of the most iconic images in the American Civil Rights movement. Lucille Bridges walked... Read more