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Ruby Bridges

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Iconic figure in the civil legal rights movement following she became the 1st BLACK child to wait an all-white school about November 14, 1960. She bravely volunteered to become the first dark student to wait William Frantz Elementary College by her mom, that was in the intensely segregated New Orleans, Louisiana. Her struggle was the main topic of the 1998 Television film, Ruby Bridges. She wedded to Malcolm Hall and acquired four sons by him. She was immortalized in Norman Rockwell’s painting entitled The Issue MOST OF US live With, in 1964.

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Full Name Ruby Bridges
Date Of Birth September 8, 1954
Place Of Birth Tylertown, MS
Profession Civil Rights Leader
Education William Frantz Elementary School
Nationality American
Spouse Malcolm Hall
Children Sean Hall, Christopher Hall, Craig Hall
Parents Abon Bridges, Lucille Bridges
Awards Jane Addams Children's Book Awards for Book for Older Children
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Children's
Star Sign Virgo

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Black Girls Rock! 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself

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