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Today in honor of #BlackHERStory Month we are honoring civil rights activist Ruby Nell Bridges Hall. At the age of six, Bridges advanced the cause of civil rights when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school... #BlackWomenLead
...in New Orleans on November 14, 1960. Ruby's mother kept encouraging her to be strong and pray while entering the school, which she discovered reduced the vehemence of the insults yelled at her and gave her courage. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
Of the people who gathered at the school to taunt her, Ruby says, “They didn’t see a child. They saw change, and what they thought was being taken from them. They never saw a child." #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
A lifelong activist for racial equality, in 1999, Ruby established The Ruby Bridges Foundation to promote tolerance and create change through education. In 2000, she was made an honorary deputy marshal in a ceremony in Washington, DC. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
Thank you Ruby Bridges for being a Black woman who leads. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth

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