Ruby Bridges became an integral part of the American civil rights movement on November 14, 1960, when she integrated an all-white public school in New Orleans, Louisiana. Just six years old at the time, her historic ordeal continued to be examined and chronicled years later. Bridges was awarded the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal in 2001. In 2011 she visited President Barack Obama in the White House, where Norman Rockwell's painting The Problem We All Live With was on display. It depicts Bridges' walking to school under the protection of federal marshals. In 2018, Bridges spoke out against gun violence.
Bridges came into the world on September 8, 1954, in a cabin in Tylertown, Mississippi. She was the first of eight...Read more
- September 08, 1954
OccupationCivil rights activist
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