Ruby Bridges | A Simple Act of Courage

Learn about Ruby's inspiring bravery and her historic role in the civil rights movement.

Ruby Bridges and the Civil Rights Movement In November 1960, Ruby Bridges became the first African American child to integrate an all-white elementary school. See what segregation and inequality looked like and learn about Ruby's story.

Ruby Bridges and the Civil Rights Movement

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Grades K-2

Grades 3-8

Scholastic News:
Ruby the Brave
Open your digital magazine to read Ruby's story, watch a video, play a skills game, and much more!

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Grades 1-2

Hero's Choice: A Student Video Watch as students from Del Sur Elementary School in the Poway Unified School District, Calif., tell Ruby’s story in this video they wrote, directed, and performed.