Ruby Bridges and Autherine Lucy

By: Sydney Ryan, Trinity Garza, and Emily Klatt

Ruby Bridges

She was born September 8, 1954, Tylertown, Mississippi, U.S.

American activist who became a symbol of the civil rights movement, and who was at age six the youngest of a group of African American students to integrate schools in the American South.

"Ruby Bridges." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 8 Oct. 2015. <http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/487594>.

Autherine Lucy

In 1952, before Brown was the law of the land, a young black woman named Autherine Lucy was accepted to the University of Alabama.