Ruby Bridges Attends an all-White School

In November 1960, Ruby Bridges became one of the first black children in New Orleans to be educated at a white elementary school. It began the desegregation of the education system in the Southern States.

She was just six years old, and she had to be accompanied to school by US Marshals.

*** Listeners should be aware that some of the language in this programme reflects the historical context of the time. ***

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