Hero History: Ruby Bridges

Full Video |08:06

Hero History: Ruby Bridges

Full Video |08:06

Documents the historic impact made by Ruby Bridges, one of four children chosen to desegregate the public school system in New Orleans, Louisiana during 1960. The presentation witnesses the heroic efforts made by Bridges and her teacher, Barbara Henry, as they forged a new path into the future. By overcoming prejudice and standing up for civil rights, Bridges became an American symbol of the integration, equality, and activism.

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Related Topics

  • activism
  • activist
  • Barbara Henry
  • Charles Burks
  • civil rights
  • civil rights movement
  • desegregation
  • hero
  • integrated school
  • integration
  • Louisiana

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