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Here’s How You Checkmate Hate: Ruby Bridges Tells Her Story

A six-year-old Bridges integrated a New Orleans school and changed America forever. Her new book, out today, details her life.

U.S. Marshals escorted Ruby Bridges to and from school. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ruby Bridges, whose six-year-old self was memorialized by a Norman Rockwell painting after she integrated a New Orleans public school, is very much alive…




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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