In the 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges changed America by walking up the steps of a white only school to gain an education. To survive this experience, Ruby had to rise above the prejudice, face her fears, and find the strength in her faith. Ruby overcame abundance of prejudice. Everyday marshals had to take her to school because Ruby received so many threats. At William Frantz School there was a crowd of people protesting not to let Ruby go to school there, and when Ruby walked by they would scream and yell mean things to her.
Ruby Nell Bridges was born on september 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi. Ruby Bridges grew up on a farm with her grandparents and parents. Ruby’s family where all sharecroppers in Mississippi. At that time she was an only child. When she was 4 she and her parents moved to New Orleans for a better life in a bigger city.
Who was Ruby Bridges you may be wondering. Well today I will take you on a journey of what she went through when she went to an all-white school. She endured treacherous names and torture from her classmates. Even though she was called horrible names and even harassed she, still chose to go to school. Her dad did not like this and refused to let Ruby go to school but Ruby's mom talked him in to letting her go to school.
On the other hand, Ruby Bridges help desegregate schools. They did the same thing in general, but there are differences and similarities. Ruby was chosen to go to a white school. Meanwhile, Rosa chose to stay sitting on the bus. Ruby and three other “colored” girls were chosen to go to two different white schools by a judge.
What seems to confuse her the most was not the physical violence she encountered but the verbal violence she was a victim of. “I am not,” she said tearfully, “a warthog from hell.” (pg 24) But her denying it didn’t seem to help, Ruby did not believe she deserved to be attacked in that way, “She had been singled out for the message, though there was trash in the room to whom it might justly applied to.”(24) “There was a woman there who was neglecting her own child but she had been overlooked. The message had been given to Ruby Turpin, a respectable, hard-working, church-going
She was the first black person to go to a public white school. Mrs. Bridges younger life was filled with people harassing her and she was being bullied. Although through it all she stayed strong. Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1960 she was the first black child to walk and go to William Frantz School an all white public school.
He would take a stand against them, if he needed, to protect himself or his family. Her grandmother was more mild and calm. Rosa faced the same struggles as other children growing up at that time, but her family and teachers helped to instill a spirit of strength and truth in how much she mattered as a person. Rosa knew in her heart that it was not fair how blacks were treated and harassed.
Sarah Ann often told her children to be careful of how they identified themselves because of the social implications of identity. Murray talks about Robert’s experiences of school and shows the broader social foundation that many African Americans had towards
When Ada complains about a rooster that tried to flog her, Ruby simply kills the rooster, “Ruby looked at her with a great deal of puzzlement. She rose and stepped off the porch and in one swift motion snatched up the rooster, tucked his body under her left arm, and with her right hand pulled off his head … —He 'll be stringy, so we 'd best stew him awhile, Ruby said.” (Frazier, 68) Ruby has a knack for being practical. She gets work done around the farm quickly and efficiently, all the while teaching Ada. Ruby saves Ada from starvation, showing qualities of leadership and pragmatism. Ada respects Ruby as a masculine figure on the farm, “Ada had soon noted the Ruby’s lore included … raising of crops … both animal and vegetable … constantly pointing out the little creatures that occupy the nooks of the world.” (Frazier, 137) Ruby is extremely learned on the subject of the natural world.
She isn’t afraid to let people know her issues and how she is feeling. For example, Blair and her best friend Serena van der Woodsen competed with one another to see who could get into Yale. Blair had been dreaming about going to Yale her whole life so when Serena van der Woodsen got accepted, Blair stepped in the middle and told her she wasn’t able to attend. She then apologized about her feelings and