“Racism is a grown-up disease, and we should stop using our kids to spread it.” Ruby Bridges

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

Written by NamasteNegro.com

Tami Warren is the writer and creator of Namaste Negro. She lives life with daily doses of levity in Denver, Colorado. Tami earned a B.A. in Sociology, from the University of Colorado. Tami keeps it high, in the Mile High City. Humor is healthy so cachinnate. Cultivate compassion, and comedy, we are all connected. Namaste. tamiwarren@namastenegro.com | @namastenegro

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