African American History: Ruby Bridges

Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi) moved with her parents (Abon and Lucille Bridges) to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 4. In 1960, when she was 6 years old, her parents responded to a call from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and volunteered her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans School system. She is known as the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.[1] She attended William Frantz Elementary School at 3811 N Galvez St, New Orleans, LA 70117.

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8 Responses to African American History: Ruby Bridges

  1. Dear Ruby, thank you for the write up on Ruby Hall, tremendously moving. I have just opened a blog on African American History, what’s more, I am extremely interested in using this as a vessel to get our President re-elected. It is a depot of every phase of African American History from the 1600’s until now, it is filled with tons of information on African American history and is like a depot. I would be honored if you could connect me to some of your Obama supporters, kindly, penny liberty.

  2. rikyrah says:


    and a child shall lead

    • Ametia says:

      Indeed. Ruby Bridges displayed such COURAGE. She’s proof that this kind of hatred and vitriol is TAUGHT.

      The fear displayed by the principal, and parents was fed to the little white kids. Ruby Bridges you had so much POWER. Imagine all that power you had just by being BLACK.

    • Little Ruby Bridges was so brave.

  3. Good Morning, Jueseppi! Thank you so much! And the same to you.

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