Ruby Bridges: The First African-American

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On November 14, 1960, Ruby Bridges made a change in history for being the first African-American to go to an all-white school in New Orleans. Ruby's teacher, Barbara Henry, reported in the Instructor magazine, "Ruby was an extraordinary little girl. She was a child who exuded, I think, courage. To think that every day she would come to class knowing that she would not have any children to play with, to be with, to talk to, and yet continually she came to school happily, and interested in learning whatever could be offered to her."
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