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Transcript of Ruby Bridges
Ruby Bridges was one of four African American to integrate the public school system
She made it possible for all elementary schools to be integrated
1 Where did Ruby go to school?
2 Where was Ruby born?
3 How many kids does Ruby have?
Born on September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi
Ruby grew up on a farm
Her mother worked night jobs
Her father was a gas station attendant
She moved to New Orleans where she went to school
She went to school at William Frantz Elementary School, an all white school that she integrated
She is married to Malcom Hall
Had three children, Craig Hall, Sean Hall, and Christopher Hall
Ruby Bridges Now
Ruby Bridges in the 60's
"Racism is a grown-up disease and we should stop using our kids to spread it."
"Don't follow the path. Go where there is no path and start a trail."
Ruby became a honorary deputy marshal at a Washington D.C. art gallery currently holding an exhibit of a painting done to show one of her first accomplishments.
Ruby Bridges. (2014). The Biography.com website. Retrieved Dec. 21, 2014, from http://www.biography.com/
“Ruby Bridges - Achievements." Ruby Bridges - Achievements. n.p., n.d. Dec. 21, 2014, from http://www.palm
Ruby Bridges, LLC. (2013). "Ruby Bridges." Ruby Bridges. Dec. 21, 2014, from http://www.rubybridges.com/
Her parents where Abon bridges and Lucille Bridges
Barbara Henry was ruby's teacher/one of the few people at her school that considered her just a regular student and not "just a negro"