Desegregation of US schools - 1960

Ruby Bridges was just six years old when she became the focus of the American civil rights movement in November 1960.

She was one of the first black children to go to a white elementary school.

Her presence caused riots on the streets of New Orleans.

There is language in this programme which may offend some listeners.

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10 minutes

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Fri 12 Nov 2010 08:50 GMT

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