Sunday, January 25, 2015

Teaching Our Children about Civil Rights

Today is the 60th birthday of Ruby Bridges, the brave six-year-old girl who was the first to the first African American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in the southeastern United States. She attended school alone in the classroom the first year because no white parents would send their children to learn in the same classroom. The next year more African American children came.

This Facebook posting contains many web and print resources for children about desegregation for people their age, and are written for children their age. The posting also contains a more complete story of Ruby Bridges, a true troubadour for equality.

To look at hundreds of resources that depict girls as the truely strong people they are, see