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Civil Rights Icon,
Activist, Author, Speaker
In 1960, when Ruby Bridges was only six years old, she became one of the first black children to integrate New Orleans’ all white public school system. Greeted by an angry mob and escorted by federal marshals, Ruby bravely crossed the threshold of this school and into history single-handedly initiating the desegregation of New Orleans’ public schools.
"Racism is a grown-up disease. Let's stop using our kids to spread it." - Ruby Bridges
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