Movie Review: Ruby Bridges

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Ruby Bridges Summary

Ruby Bridges is a 1998 television film, written by Toni Ann Johnson, directed by Euzhan Palcy and based on the true story of Ruby Bridges, one of the first black students to attend integrated schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1960. As a six-year-old, Bridges was one of four black first-graders, selected on the basis of test scores, to attend previously all-white public schools in New Orleans. Three students were sent to McDonogh 19, and Ruby was the only black child to be sent to William Frantz Public School.

Ruby Bridges Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Based on a true story, Ruby Bridges retells what happened with the real Ruby Bridges when she was 6. The first Black student to attend a white school when America had segregation. It was a turning point in our nation’s history. Ruby Bridges will live on through her accomplishments. The movie itself was educational and enjoyable. It is a tough subject but much needed even in modern times. While segregation no longer exists in terms of what it was from the 60s and earlier, it still has lasting impact today. Even in cities like New York City, diversity in schools is a huge issue.

What are other impacts that have lasted since the end of segregation?

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