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THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS

Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

  • Aired: 11/19/2013
  • 02:59
  • Rating: NR
Six-year-old Ruby Bridges integrated an all-white elementary school in New Orleans in 1960, escorted by federal marshals. Six years earlier, the NAACP had won a major legal victory with Brown vs. the Board of Education. That case declared the doctrine of separate but equal schools was unconstitutional.
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At age six, Ruby Bridges was the sole black child to desegregate her school.
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