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The My Hero Project - Ruby Bridges

On November 14, 1960 Ruby Bridges entered the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans under the protection of armed federal marshals.

On November 14, 1960 Ruby Bridges entered the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans under the protection of armed federal marshals.

Ruby Bridges Bio - San Jose State University

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On November 14, 1960 Ruby Bridges entered the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans under the protection of armed federal marshals.


On November 14, 1960 Ruby Bridges — 6 years-old at the time — became the first black child to attend a all-white elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. She entered the school flanked by U.S. Marshalls, who escorted her past segregationist protestors shouting threats and waving confederate flags.