Ruby Bridges, civil rights advocate
Sept. 8, 1954-
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles, illustrated by George C. Ford (Scholastic, 2004) paperback
Court-ordered desegregation made six-year old African American Ruby Bridges' walk into an all-white New Orleans school possible. Thank you, Ruby Bridges!
To learn more about Ruby's remarkable story, visit the Ruby Bridges Foundation.