Ruby Bridges

Names: Melvin rios, arman prasala, stephen douglas

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born September 8, 1954, Tylertown, Mississippi, U.S. American activist who became a symbol of the civil rights activist, and who was at age six the youngest of a group of African American students to integrate schools in the American South. When she was four years old, her family moved to New Orleans. Two years later a test was given to the city’s African American schoolchildren to determine which students could enter all-white schools. Bridges passed the test and was selected for enrollment at the city’s William Frantz Elementary School. Her father was initially opposed to her attending an all-white school, but Bridges’s mother convinced him to let Bridges enroll.

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