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Ruby Bridges First Day of School Changed History
November 21, 2019
The footprints of a child are small but on November 14, 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked with purpose as she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South. This venture leads to the advancement of the Civil Rights Movement and created a pathway for further integration across the southern parts of the U.S. ... read more »
Children on the Front Lines
August 23, 2018
I am so proud of the Freedom Schools scholars who have learned they are following in the footsteps of children and youths who were the foot soldiers and infantry of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of their stories from the Movement are well known: six-year-old Ruby Bridges in New Orleans walked through White mobs to attend school—even praying for those jeering at her; the Little Rock Nine; the four little girls killed in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. Thousands of children were on the frontlines of history. Whether sung or unsung heroes, we owe all of them a debt of gratitude. ... read more »
This Week In Black History (September 7 – September 13)
September 14, 2017
In 2005, “I Will Survive,” was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame. ... read more / view gallery »
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L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson: “We don’t give art the credit that it deserves”
July 25, 2017
At the Lucas Museum press conference, City Council President Herb Wesson explains how narrative art plays a major role in civil rights and American history ... read more / watch video »
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