Carina Copeland 4A March 30, 2017
(S) An African American child could not go to a white school in New Orleans unless they passed a special test. Ruby was one of the few chosen to take this test. If she passed the test, it would benefit her since the white school was only a few blocks away as appose to being a few miles away ("Ruby Bridges").
(P) When Ruby passed the admissions test her parents were not sure whether or not to send her to the school. Her mother wanted a better education opportunity for her, but her father was concerned about her safety (Michals).
(P) As the only African-American student in a newly integrated school, Ruby Bridges had to be escorted to school by three Deputy U.S. Marshals ("Ruby Bridges Enters Newly Integrated School").
(Q) When recalling the first trip to her school, Ruby Bridges recalls today, “I saw barricades and police officers and just people everywhere. And when I saw all of that, I immediately thought that it was Mardi Gras. I had no idea that they were here to keep me out of the school. ”
(P) The effect on her family was just as harsh as the one on Ruby. Her Father lost his job and the family lost their land, but over time others in the community provided them with support ("Ruby Bridges").
(S) Even though Ruby was accepted into the all-white school, all the teachers except one, Mrs. Barbara Henry, refused to teach her. In addition to that she had no other classmates because parents threatened to send their children to other school ("Ruby Bridges").
(P) Unfortunately for Ruby's second year of school her teacher, Mrs. Barbara Henry, did no get her contract renewed and she and her husband moved back up North (Ruby Bridges").
(P) After the first year things settled down. Other children enrolled in the school once again and she was put in a class with other children. ("Ruby Bridges").
(S) Ruby Bridges inspired many people. Her experience was the foundation for Norman Rockwell's painting The Problem We All Live With (1964). Her story was also been found in the book The Story of Ruby Bridges. ("Ruby Bridges").
(S) Ruby Bridges formed the Ruby Bridges Foundation in 1999. This organization works to encourage tolerance and respect for people's differences. It seeks to end racism and prejudice through education. ("Ruby Bridges").
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