In 1960 Ruby Bridges became the first African-American to desegregate a public elementary school. Her trials in New Orleans became, through a Norman Rockwell painting, a national symbol of the civil rights era. Afternoons with Amos sat down with Ruby Bridges Hall (her name today) at the Children’s Museum exhibit The Power of Children that depicts her story (along with those of Anne Frank and Ryan White). Amos talked with Ruby about her efforts today to help young people understand the significance of civil rights and fighting bigotry.
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