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September 8, 1954

“Don’t follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!”

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Nell Bridges American civil rights activist is born.

Ruby Nell Bridges Hall is an American civil rights activist. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on 14 November 1960

Ruby Bridges – American Activist – Associated Links:

Ruby Bridges – American Activist – Related Articles:”Ruby Bridges Goes to School” | PBS

“19th Amendment: Ruby Bridges now teaches kids about racism” | USA Tod“Set example for adults, Ruby Bridges tells new school’s kids” | HeraldNet

Ruby Bridges – Books

  • “Through My Eyes” | Amazon
  • “The Story of Ruby Bridges” | Amazon
  • “Ruby Bridges (Rookie Biographies)” | Amazon
  • “Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story (Scholastic Reader, Level 2)” | Amazon

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