The Problem We All Live With . . .
On 14 November 1960 a 6 year old courageous little girl, escorted by Federal Marshalls, was the first African American student to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.
Ruby Bridges faced violent mobs of angry white parents and community members to desegregate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana just 59 years ago today.
Progress has not come easy or without sacrifice. I often remind my children [and myself] of the HIGH cost paid for our right to access educational opportunities. Our access has not been free.
We owe much to Little Ruby Bridges.
On this anniversary of the integration of elementary schools in the South, please take a moment to read (and share) “Lessons from Ruby Bridges” from Civil Rights Activist, Marian Wright-Edelman, Founder of Children’s Defense Fund.
Lest we forget to honor the work done and recommit to what remains for us to do.
Thank you Ruby.