Monday, February 22, 2010

Travels with Charley: Ruby Bridges in New Orleans

When Steinbeck arrives in New Orleans in late 1960, he decides to witness the scenes of protest surrounding the first black child attending a white school under the school desegregation act. The six-year-old child he witnessed being harassed by the white protesters in New Orleans was Ruby Bridges. Here are two YouTube videos about this difficult time in US history:

Ruby Bridges's story: Through My Eyes


A short course on school desegregation in the late 1950s and early 1960s

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