Ruby Bridges recognized as a woman of the century | Women of the Century

Ruby Bridges recognized as a woman of the century | Women of the Century 1

 

Six-year-old Ruby Bridges became a civil rights icon when she walked by angry white mobs as part of desegregating public schools in Louisiana in 1960.
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Bridges, now 65 and a civil rights speaker, author and advocate, wasn't the first Black child to integrate a school. She was born in 1954, the same year the Supreme Court ended "separate but equal" education of African American children in Brown v. Board of Education. Southern states ignored or blocked the order.

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23 Comments on "Ruby Bridges recognized as a woman of the century | Women of the Century"

  1. Edwin Kirkland | August 17, 2020 at 9:50 AM | Reply

    Hallelujah praise jesus holy name amen

  2. Black messiah Is coming ! | August 17, 2020 at 9:50 AM | Reply

    Congratulations… you maker everyone very proud .

  3. 💙

  4. 🥰🥰🥰 sharing news

  5. WONDERFUL WORLD OFFICIAL CHANNEL | August 17, 2020 at 9:57 AM | Reply

    Amen

  6. Just beautiful and amazing congratulations, she here still fighting ♥️

  7. We have reached levels of black fatigue never thought possible

  8. Why force people together? From what I understand the black community was doing well on their own and we’re forced to integrate

  9. Ut must have been so difficult for your parents. I don’t have as much courage as you at 6. Bless you.

  10. Debbie Povlock | August 17, 2020 at 10:21 AM | Reply

    🙏❤🤗

  11. 👏🇺🇸

  12. Robin Phillips | August 17, 2020 at 11:21 AM | Reply

    WHO??? NEVER HEARD OF HER! NORE HAS ANYONE I KNOW!

  13. Abandoned Animals TV | August 17, 2020 at 12:32 PM | Reply

    Yes sure, she is so great!

  14. Being able to see her physically! Makes this more intense… I truly am shocked all this is going on. I’m very thankful for her making a way and starting something for younger minority kids

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  16. Beck á Miller | August 20, 2020 at 11:32 PM | Reply

    Congratulations! God bless you for being strong!

  17. Open your mind | August 22, 2020 at 3:44 AM | Reply

    Thank you for your courage and inspiration Ms. Bridges. You look young and beautiful.

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