Ruby Bridges is escorted to school by federal marshals

November 14

On November 14, 1960, Ruby Bridges was escorted to an all-white elementary school by federal marshals. 

After the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that desegregated schools, New Orleans started its process of integrating schools. In 1960, 6-year Ruby Bridges was escorted to William Frantz Elementary School, all-white school in New Orleans. The iconic photo of her walking to school soon became a pivotal and historic moment in the civil rights movement. 

Ruby Bridges was the first African American student to attend William Frantz Elementary School.


Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges

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