Thursday, January 21, 2016

Photos: Ruby Bridges Speaks in Maplewood

Maplewood, New Jersey: Ruby Bridges, who in 1960 became the first African-American student to attend an all-white school in Louisiana, spoke to a group of approximately 1,000 teachers, students, parents, and community members on Thursday night at Columbia High School in Maplewood. The school's auditorium was filled to capacity to see Bridges speak. Following the speech, one student from each of the elementary schools in South Orange and Maplewood was given an opportunity to ask Bridges a question about her memories of going to the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans 56 years ago. 

This is not the first time that Ruby Bridges has come to Maplewood. She spoke at Maplewood Middle School in 2001.

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