Ruby Bridges's Life In Going To School

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“Kids know Nothing about racism. They’re taught that by adults,” say’s Ruby Bridges. Ruby’s life at home, how her education impacted her family, how her education helped, the stress she was going through and how she fixed it, and her life after school. Ruby Bridges discrimination in going to school changed how people looked at the kids and especially the black kids at school. In fact her home life wasn’t miserable. Born on September 8,1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi. Ruby Bridges is an African American girl. Ruby lives with her parents and grandparents on a farm. According to Biography.com her mom’s name is Lucille Bridges and her dad’s name is Abon Bridges. Her parents decided to move to New Orleans hoping for a better life. Her dad received…show more content…
When she walking through the doors other students started to throw things at her. Ruby spent the whole first day of school in the principal's office. According to Ruby Bridges most of the white children's parents said that they were going to keep their kids home and that meant they not going to class and teachers were refusing to teach. Ruby's second day was the same as the first. There was one teacher named Barbara Henry that said she would teach Ruby. Barbara was a new teacher from Boston. Ruby was the only student in her class because all the rest were pulled from their school. For a whole school year Ruby sat in class with Barbara and worked on Ruby's school work. Ruby was threatened many times, including being told she was going to be threatened. Ruby realized that if she ignored everyone, she could focus on her school work. Ruby wasn’t allowed to go to the cafeteria or to recess. She only left class to go to the bathroom and she was to be escorted by a marshal. Meanwhile Ruby’s family was having troubles of their own. Ruby’s family was also affected for her going to a white school. Ruby’s dad lost his job. Her grandparents were sent off of their land. The family couldn’t go to their grocery store anymore. Black and white families started showing support. The white people started sending their kids to school. A neighbor gave ruby’s dad a job. People volunteered to watch the children and take care of the…show more content…
Ruby was able to visit with the other classmates sometimes. Ruby’s second year was different from her first. Mrs.Henry didn’t receive her job so she returned to Boston. Ruby didn’t have marshals with her everywhere she went. She actually had a class with students in it. A major change happening is her life after school. Ruby finished school. She went to Nicholls High school and graduated. She worked hard and obtained a job. She obtained a job as a world travel agent. She married in 1984. She had four boy’s and became a stay at home mom. According to Wikipedia.org Ruby is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation. Life does change if you work to change it. “Kids know Nothing about racism.They’re taught that by adults,” say’s Ruby Bridges. Ruby’s life at home, how her education impacted her family, how her education helped, the stress she was going through and how she fixed it, and her life after school. Ruby Bridges discrimination in going to school changed how people looked at the kids and especially the black kids at school. In fact her home life wasn’t miserable. I thought that Ruby did a great job on her effort on trying to get into a well educated school and ignoring the people who were rude to her. I think Ruby’s life turned out better than what it was starting to
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