How Did Ruby Bridges Change America

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On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, on a bus, Rosa Parks said “no”. Parks was arrested because she refused to vacate her seat in the white section on the bus. Just like Parks, many blacks were arrested and even killed in response to civil rights. There were many bombings too. On October 12, 1958, fifty sticks of dynamite exploded in a church.Four young girls dead of the bombing. Also, the whites bombed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s house while he was at church, The Civil Rights Movement started in 1954 with the Brown versus the Board of Education and the Supreme Court decided that it was unconstitutional. In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges changed America by walking up the the steps of a white only school to gain an Education. To survive this experience, Ruby had to rise above the prejudices, face her fears, and find strength in her faith. Ruby Bridges faced many prejudiced people. The first day of the new school, there were many people outside the school protesting. Also, many parents were taking their kids out of school and some teachers even quit. Later Abon, Ruby 's dad, lost his job. Also, One of Ruby 's friend’s dad would not even let her play with Ruby. The protesters threatened to hand and poison Ruby. When Ruby and some of the whites joined classes, Jimmy would call Ruby bad names because his mom told him to. Mrs.…show more content…
To sum things up Ruby Bridges rose above the prejudice people, faced her fears, and found strength in her faith. Ruby Bridges was born on September, 8,1954, and currently 62 years of age. She has 4 boys and is married to Malcolm Hall.Also in front of the William Frantz Public school in New Orleans, they put a statue of Ruby Bridges in 2014. Meanwhile Ruby received the Presidential Citizens medal in 2001 by Bill Clinton.Later, Ruby reunited with Mrs. Henry, Ruby’s old teacher. Ruby worked as a travel agent for 15 years but now is a stay home mom. In fact, Ruby inspired a painting called “The problem we all live with” by Norman

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