Learn about Ruby's inspiring bravery and her historic role in the civil rights movement.
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Left, 10/4/1954- Baltimore, MD: Demand school segregation. Some 2,000 white teenagers carrying posters protesting racial integration march on City Hall shouting in vain for a meeting with Mayor Thomas R. D'Alesandro. A vangaurd of about 50 gained entrance into the building but were promptly removed by police. Credit: Bettmann/Corbis
Center, Ruby Nell Bridges at age 6, was the first African American child to attend William Franz Elementary School in New Orleans after Federal courts ordered the desegregation of public schools. Credit: Bettmann/Corbis
Right, Under escort of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Ruby Bridges enters William Frantz school in New Orleans on Nov. 28, 1960, to resume class after a week's vacation. Only seven white children reportedly attended the two newly-integrated schools on this day. Credit: AP Images
Photo Editor: Cynthia Carris | Video created by: Megan Power