Grade 7, Tennessee, 3/4/1999
Ruby Bridges Hall should be nominated for the African- American Trailblazers Honor Roll. Ruby Bridges Hall was determined to get an equal education from the time she was six years old, even though she was a minority. She endured the shouting words of angry white people on November 14, 1960, in New Orleans the day public schools were integrated. Ruby continues to encourage parents to take an active part in their children1s education. Because her parents stood beside her and encouraged her to get an equal education, Ruby helped change the history of education in the South. Ruby said, 3We must become mother and father to all children for a better world.2 She stresses that we all must have a moral responsibility to one another regardless of the color of our skin to ensure a better life for our children. As you can see, Ruby Bridges Hall was determined to get an equal education even though she was a minority, she teaches parents today to take an active part in their children1s education, and she dreams of a better world today through equality.
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