My presentation is about Ruby Bridges. The purpose of this poster sis to convey the courage and strength Ruby Bridges had in 1960 when she became the first African American student to integrate in white schools in the south.
A. Who is Ruby Bridges?
B. How was she treated?
C. Why is her life significant to the civil rights movement?
Ruby Bridges was a courageous six-year-old girl from New Orleans. She played a key role in the desegregation of schools in the south and the whole country.
Ruby Bridges became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the south. Ruby Bridges was treated terribly by her white classmates and by their white parents. In an article that I found in the local New Orleans paper on that day in 1960 it describes white parents shouting insulting and horrific things at then six-year-old Ruby Bridges. Her life is extremely important in the civil rights movement because she was the first of many African American students that began integrating into white schools across the nation.
Ruby Bridges was an extremely important figure in the civil rights movement. She became a beacon of hope for thousands young African American girls all across the nation then and to this day. Ruby Bridges has become a civil rights hero today. She has given commencement speeches, met Barrack Obama in the Oval Office and has been recognized with several awards for her bravery as a child and her continued service to her community to this day.
“Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on December 4, 1960 Page 6.” Newspapers.com, December 4, 1960. https://newspapers.com/newspage/8341654/.
December 3, 2021 — 3:41 am
I have always seen pictures of the first day that she went to elementary school with bodyguards. I can’t even imagine the fear a six years old girl could have gone through. The way people acted towards her is very disturbing; shouting words to a six-year-old, it seems like people had no understanding that she was a child, and I don’t think they did; people didn’t see anything but the color of her skin. The things that must have gone through her head. It is all devastating, but her bravery and courage are what have helped and inspired so many to move forward even with mistreatment, and her role in the civil rights movement cant be looked over. Thank you for your presentation; it’s a bit of information everyone should have.
December 6, 2021 — 4:19 pm
I didn’t know who Ruby Bridges was until this presentation. Her bravery to face so much prejudice is astonishing, I am so glad she is being recognized for her courage now. It is horrifying that other parents would yell at a child who is only attempting to get an education.
December 10, 2021 — 11:10 pm
As a proud supporter of Ruby Bridges, I really enjoyed your presentation. Courage is the perfect word to describe Ruby. I myself am not so courageous now, let alone as a 6-year old. Thank you for sharing the story of such an influential now, woman. Ruby’s steps have allowed people like me as considered a minority to have privileges once frowned upon. I am so grateful for Bridges’ choice in taking a stand for what she did not even know at that time, as our future society. With the struggles we already currently face as a society, the issues of Ruby Bridges’ day are not necessary factors of the present.
Thank you for sharing such a powerful presentation.