What are some major accomplishments of Ruby Bridges?
What was Ruby Bridges goal?
In 1999, Ruby Bridges created the “Ruby Bridges Foundation” to help end the fight of racism. The Ruby Bridges Foundation was established in New Orleans in 1999. The foundation’s purpose is to promote respect and equal treatment to all races or all differences.
Did Ruby Bridges have any siblings?
Ruby’s parents and grandparents were sharecroppers in Mississippi before her family moved to New Orleans in search of better opportunity. In New Orleans, Ruby shared a bedroom with her younger sister and two younger brothers.
Who was the first black person to go to a white school?
On November 14, 1960, at the age of six, Ruby became the very first African American child to attend the all-white public William Frantz Elementary School. Ruby and her Mother were escorted by federal marshals to the school. When they arrived, two marshals walked in front of Ruby, and two behind her.