We honor Ruby Bridges, recognizing that on this day in 1960, at the age of 6 years old, young Ruby desegregated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Escorted by federal marshals, Ruby Bridges walked through a fervid racist white mob, into an all-white elementary school. Racism still remains, The Problem We All Live With, as artist Norman Rockwell fearlessly depicted through oil on canvas in 1963. The courage personified by Ruby Bridges and her mother, Lucille Bridges is a lesson in what it means to be brave.
“I believe that we have to come together, and we have to rely on the goodness of each other.” Ruby Bridges