Make Black History Personal: #5 The Negro Girl at School

We’ve all read about school integration, especially the experience of then 6-year old Ruby Bridges, who was the first Black child to attend an all-White school in the South. In November, 1960, Ruby walked to school with federal marshals when she integrated an elementary school in New Orleans. This iconic Norman Rockwell painting memorialized that day in Black history: Six years later, I integrated a junior high school in Detroit, Michigan. Because of pioneers like Ruby, there were no deathRead more