WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.Ruby Bridges was just six years old in 1960 when she became the first Black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.
She was escorted by four federal marshals and greeted by a mob of angry white protesters.
Today, Bridges is a civil rights activist and author, and she is sharing her experience with a new generation of kids in her latest children’s book, I Am Ruby Bridges.
Bridges tells her story through the eyes of her six-year-old self and talks about what today’s children can learn from her experience.
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