On this day in 1964, civil rights activist Ruby Bridges was born

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U.S. Deputy Marshals escort 6-year-old Ruby Bridges from William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, in this November 1960, file photo. New Orleans is marking the 61st anniversary of the integration of its public schools by four 6-year-old girls. Weekend events began with a Friday morning news conference at New Orleans City Hall and an evening screening of a video tribute to the four. A special church service and a motorcade are set for Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/File)
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On September 8, 1954, civil rights activist Ruby Bridges was born. Ruby’s name has become synonymous with courage and resilience, as she fearlessly became the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans in 1960.

Her brave steps through the doors of an elementary school, flanked by federal marshals, marked a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement, challenging segregation and inspiring change.

Ruby’s unwavering commitment to education and her advocacy for equality continues to inspire generations, reminding us that even the smallest individuals can spark monumental change.

Happy 69th birthday to a true hero, Ruby Bridges.


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