http://www.tc.edu/news.htm?articleID=4849. Nathan Howton ABC Biography. Introduction. Ruby Bridges was a brave little girl. She was the first African
Ruby Bridges was a brave little
girl. She was the first African
American to be enrolled in an all white school. But the catch was she was only six years old. She was frightened, but she took on the challenge and became one of the most famous people in American History.
When Ruby got to school, her classroom was empty.
"Our Ruby taught us all a lot. She became someone
who helped change our country. She was part of history,
just like generals and presidents are part of history.
They're leaders, and so was Ruby. She led us away from
hate, and she led us nearer to knowing each other,
the white folks and the black folks."
Mom said, "My God, what have I done?"
She spoke her hear
She did her part
We were affected
That little child
That world beguiled
By a little child
Who changed the course of history
No longer a memory
But a reality
who? "Ruby Bridges"
Bridges, Ruby Through My Eyes
Scholastic Press, New York, 1999.
Coles, Robert The Story of Ruby Bridges
Scholastic, New York, 1995.
Venable, Rose Journey to Freedom