Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ruby Bridges Rocks!!!

Ruby Bridges was born in Tylertown, Mississippi in 1954, and she was born into poverty. Later in life, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. She became famous because she was the first black person to be enrolled to a white school. While she walked to the school, people threw trash and other objects at her. Some people even threatened to kill her if she didn't go back to a black school. But she was kept safe by marshals.

Her first day of fame was November 14, 1960. At that day, she was six years old. She was part of a program that selected very special black kids that got to go into a white school. Since she was black, she was the only student in her class because no one wanted to be in a black girl's class.

This was important because now schools are not segregated partially because of her. If it wasn't for her, you might not be sitting next to the person next to you right now. But even today, some people are still segregated by the color of their skin. Today, she is still alive and her story has become a book.

By The Awesome TF and JC

1 comment:

CSS Library said...

Wonderful job on this assignment! I especially liked your concluding paragraph. ~Mrs. P