[2015] Breaun Ware: Ruby Bridges

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[2015] Breaun Ware: Ruby Bridges

What Ruby did so bravely paved the way for other African Americans, making it easier for other blacks to go to white schools, get a better education and help improve relations between blacks and whites. She didn’t think it was much of an accomplishment until years later.

Ruby Bridges

Civil Rights Activist

In 1999 Rudy was 45 years old. She established The Ruby Bridges Foundation. The foundation “promotes and encourages the values of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of all differences.” The foundation’s goal is to create change through education and inspiration of children and to eliminate racism.

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Ruby Bridges was born in Tylertown, Mississippi. Her parents names was Abon and Lucille Bridges. She relocated when she was four years old to New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1960, she turned 6 years old. Rubys parents responded to a request from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). They volunteered her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans school system.

Early life


TEKS113.14.b.11bCitizenship. The student understands characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical and contemporary figures. The student is expected to:B) identify historical figures such as Helen Keller and Clara Barton and contemporary figures such as Ruby Bridges and military and first responders who exemplify good citizenship

Her Story

Ruby Nell Bridges Hall was born September 8, 1954. She is an American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana. This was during the 20th century.


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