Ruby Bridges Escorted By U.S. Marshals To Attend An All-White School, 1960
Ruby Bridges was six when she became the first African American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school.
On November 14, 1960, she was escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals due to violent mobs. Bridges’ brave act was a milestone in the civil rights movement, and she’s shared her story with future generations in educational forums.