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Ruby Bridges

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Rachel Wade

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Ruby Bridges Who was Ruby Bridges? How did she impact the world and the education system? Was her impact negative or positive? What is the difference between primary, secondary and literary sources? Conclusion She was a young African-American girl going into first grade
She was given the choice to attend an all-white school
She went to the school to have a better life
She was taunted by the mob outside the school
She was marched in the school by U.S. marshals
She was all alone when the parents of white students refused to let their children even be in the same classroom
She struggled as she was faced by the mob but got through that year with the help of her family, friends, and neighbors
She changed the world and the education for African-Americans Negative Positive Works Cited Impact Schools became integrated
A step in the right direction to ending segregation
African-American children got a better learning experience
African-American children were/are set up for a better life after getting a higher education
Changed many lives White families disagreed and took their children out of school
Ruby was hurt from the threats and hurt-full things the mob said
Today there is still segregation but in different ways Higher education for African-Americans
Whites and African-Americans are equal
Started to solve segregation problem
People started to stand up for what they believe in Primary Sources Secondary Sources Literary Source PRIMARY:
"Ruby Bridges: A Class of One." Interview. PBS. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/social_issues/jan-june97/bridges_2-18.html>.

"Ruby Bridges Remembers." Interview. Scholastic. N.p., n.d. Web.
<http://www.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1648673895&bcpid=1648673895&bclid=1699105479&bctid=660604678001>.

Ruby. "Ruby Bridges | The Story." Ruby Bridges | The Story. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013. <http://www.rubybridges.com/story.html>.

Bridges, Ruby. "History - My Story." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/printable_pages/spotlight_print_september.html>.

Ruby. "50 Years Later, I'm Still Trying to Integrate My School." Washington Post. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/12/AR2010111202878_2.html>.

LITERARY:
Faison, Latorial. "Ruby Bridges' Brave Step." N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. <http://poetry4kidsbylatorialfaison.blogspot.com/2012/10/ruby-bridges-brave-step.html>.

SECONDARY:
Mac, Toby, and Michael Tait. "In a Class of Only One: Ruby Bridges." In a Class of Only One: Ruby Bridges. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.<http://www.cbn.com/special/BlackHistory/UnderGod_RubyBridges.aspx>.

"ThinkQuest : 404." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web.<http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112391/civil_rights_leaders.>.

"Ruby Bridges Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. <http://www.biography.com/print/profile/ruby-bridges-475426>. Type of Information learned: My primary sources: Types of Information Learned: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1648673895&bcpid=1648673895&bclid=1699105479&bctid=660604678001 Interview My secondary sources: My literary source: Type of Information Learned: Interview: " Ruby Bridges Remembers" Ruby's personal thoughts
Questioned by interviewer
See inside of Ruby Newspaper: "50 years later, I'm still trying to integrate my school" See story from her POV
Ruby's opinion on everything that happened Radio interview transcript: "Ruby Bridges: A Class of One" Ruby's memories
Thoughts on event/time Article: "The Education of Ruby Nell" Ruby's full story
About her family and her
What they went through Article: "History - My Story" Each detail describing her life
What happened each day Primary sources are usually written by the person who experienced the event and has strong feelings about it. They know the real story, you can get specific information on a topic from someone who lived it. Poem: "Ruby Bridges' Brave Step" Learn Ruby's story
Interesting
Not as detailed Literary sources are a way to learn information while still being an entertaining piece. Literature can be read for joy and knowledge on topics. Biography: "Ruby Bridges Biography" Generalization of Ruby's life
Describes her life
Written by random person Newspaper: "In a Class of Only One: Ruby Bridges" Story of who Ruby Bridges is/was
Details/quotes Article: "Ruby Bridges" Ruby's Story
About school, pressure, and her Secondary sources are detailed but can be from an invalid source or authors who are biased. However, they can be very helpful. They are stuffed with information, but you must make sure the source is reliable. Ruby Bridges was a little girl when she changed the world; she barely even knew what was happening. She was a brave girl who had the courage to face a mob everyday and work her hardest in a classroom filled with just her and her teacher. I learned so much about Ruby and her story from all different sources. She changed the world with her and her parents one choice to go to an all-white school. After her everyone felt they could stand up and be brave. By Rachel Wade The year was 1960
The day, November 14th
When a little Black girl
Was brave in New Orleans

Her name was Ruby Bridges
Some called her Ruby Nell
She lived through segregation
And gained quite a story to tell

William Frantz Elementary
Would never be the same
It was no longer a White school
The day that Ruby came

On her first day of school
She was so strong and proud
She stepped boldly without stopping
Through fiercely threatening crowds

There were people filled with hatred
Who told Ruby to go back home
They did not want integration
They taunted Ruby to make it known

But little Ruby had protection
Her mother, US Marshalls, and her God
As she stepped into this new school
Her teacher, Ms. Henry, won her heart

Ruby was, sometimes, afraid
But she prayed and continued on
With her family, teacher, and community
She weathered integration’s storm

Ruby Bridges’ experience
Is a significant part of history
Her unwavering faith and courage
Resulted in what we now see

Schools all across America
Integrated and diverse
Children of every color and creed
Learning together, breaking the curse. Ruby Bridges' Brave Step
by Latorial Faison This poem tells the story of Ruby Bridges I an interesting and creative way. It also explains how she felt and what helped her through her time as the only african american at an all white school.
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