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Black History: Ruby Bridges

One of the Black History people
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Victoria Chang

on 31 January 2013

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Transcript of Black History: Ruby Bridges

Black History Month - An African American
- Born September 8th of 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi - She moved to New Orleans in 1958, which is when she is 4 years old Ruby's Significance She was the first black person to enter to an all-white integrated school and graduate First Day of School in William Frantz It was Nov. 16, 1960 when Ruby first went to William Frantz. Ruby Bridges Background - Parents are Abon (father) and Lucille (mother) Bridges
- She had three little brothers and one little sister - Later, she started kindergarten in Johnson Lockett Elementary - Before she went to grade one, she applied to the Orleans Parish School Board
- In order to be able to go to an integrated school, she had to take an IQ test The Transfer Six people out of 137 people
passed and one of them was Ruby But 3 went to McDonough, 2 stayed in Johnson and that left Ruby going to William Frantz....
alone She also took a step forward for the African Americans Non-integrated school Integrated School "That fateful walk to school began a journey, and we all must work together to continue moving forward." - Ruby Bridges By 1964, 809 blacks entered to all the all-white (former) integrated schools. Also one of the marshals that once guided Ruby to school on November 16, 1960 said: "For a little girl six years old going into a strange school with four strange deputy marshals, a place she had never been before, she showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She didn't whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier. We were all very proud of her." - There were protestors outside of the school
- Once the parents knew about Ruby, they dragged their children out of the school
- not many people were left in the building
- Only Ms. Barbara Henry was nice to her As she went and graduated from an all-white school, she gave courage for black people to go to integrated schools for better education and more opportunities Because of her significance, there is:
- A book about her --> "The Story of Ruby Bridges"
- A movie based on the book THE END By Victoria Chang 803
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