The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Ruby Bridges

Special | 3m 28s

In an act of desegregation, six-year-old Ruby Bridges’ entry into a formerly all-white school provoked outbursts of hatred that mobilized the movement. This video is an excerpt from Episode Five, Rise!, from the series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Aired: 11/19/13

Rating: NR