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

1 comment:

  1. Traveling is one of the most good reward we can offer to our self either domestic or international. It is the time where we can relax and unwind. Experience good things like food, culture, sight seeings.Also, the time to forget negativity.