Ruby Bridges

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Ruby is born

September 8, 1954

Born in Tylertown, Mississippi

Relocated to New Orleans, LA

1958

Ruby takes special test

1960

Test determined whether or not Ruby and six other black children could attend an all-white school.

First day of Integrated Schools

November 14, 1960

Featured in Norman Rockwell painting

1964

Painting is called "The Problem We All Live With"

Children's Book Published about Ruby

1993

The book was published by her child psychologist, Robert Coles.

Disney Movie Produced About Ruby

1998

Formed Ruby Bridges Foundation

1999

Started foundation to promote the values, respect, and appreciation of all differences.

Made An Honorary Deputy

2000

Was also honored by US Marshals for her bravery.

Featured in Exhibit at Children's Museum of Indianapolis

2007