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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.

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 used in this programme which some listeners may find offensive.

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