Ruby Bridges Goes To School: My True Story by Ruby BridgesIn 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school where she changed history. This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing moment in history and the courage of a young girl who stayed strong in the face of racism.
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She is known for being the first black child to attend an all- white elementary school in the South. She went to William Frantz Elementary School. When she was 4 years old, the family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. In , when she was 6 years old, her parents allowed her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans School system. In a decision, Brown v.
In fact, her mom and U.S. marshals had to escort her past the shouts and Ruby Bridges became another example of the power children have to stand Lori loves to learn about all of the fun and surprising things that go into.
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At the tender age of six, Ruby Bridges advanced the cause of civil rights in November when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South. When Ruby was two years old, her parents moved their family to New Orleans, Louisiana in search of better work opportunities. Nonetheless, southern states continued to resist integration, and in , Ruby attended a segregated New Orleans kindergarten. A year later, however, a federal court ordered Louisiana to desegregate. The school district created entrance exams for African American students to see whether they could compete academically at the all-white school. Ruby and five other students passed the exam.
She is known for being the first black child to attend an all- white elementary school in the South. She went to William Frantz Elementary School. In , when she was 6 years old, her parents allowed her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans School system. In a decision, Brown v. Board of Education , the U.
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