Happy Birthday Ms. Ruby Bridges!

0 Posted by - September 8, 2015 - BLACK EDUCATION, Black First, Black Lives Matter, BLACK WOMEN, CIVIL RIGHTS, Holidays And Birthdays

Born on September 8, 1954, in Tylertown, Mississippi, Ruby Bridges was 6 when she became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school, having to be escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals due to violent mobs. Bridges’ bravery paved the way for continued Civil Rights action and she’s shared her story with future generations in educational forums.

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