Exactly 60 years ago, six-year-old Ruby Bridges changed history by helping to integrate Louisiana’s school system.
Today, Ruby shares her story and her message of tolerance and unity with children across the country through her school visits and her books—Through My Eyes and Ruby Bridges Goes to School.
Watch the video below to learn more about Ruby Bridges and help celebrate this important anniversary!
More about Ruby Bridges’ books:
Ruby Bridges Goes to School (Ages 4-8): In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school where she changed history. This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing moment in history and the courage of a young girl who stayed strong in the face of racism.
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges (Ages 8 -12): In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.
For more information, visit scholastic.com/rubybridges