Black History Facts: Ruby Bridges Civil Rights Activist

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Ruby Bridges Civil Rights Activist (1954–)

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Ruby Bridges (born September 8, 1954) was six when she became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school on November 14, 1960, 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. Via Biography.com In 2014 William Frantz School in Louisiana where Ruby made history put up a Statue in her honor  

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