The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

Clip: Episode 5 | 2m 59s

Six-year-old Ruby Bridges integrated an all-white elementary school in New Orleans in 1960, escorted by federal marshals. Six years earlier, the NAACP had won a major legal victory with Brown vs. the Board of Education. That case declared the doctrine of separate but equal schools was unconstitutional.

Aired: 11/19/13

Rating: NR

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