Ruby Bridges Biography, Age, Career, Net worth, Wiki, Education

Ruby Bridges Biography, Wiki:- Ruby Bridges was born in Mississippi(US). She fights for civil rights in the US. She joined the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana on November 14, 1960, during the time of the education board vs. black people crisis. Ruby struggled for education and face Discrimination many times in school. She was one of six black children who passed that test of admission in William Frantz Elementary School. Currently, she works as a Philanthropist and activist for black people’s rights. Bridges received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Bill Clinton on January 8, 2001.

Ruby Bridges wrote 4 books which are “Through My Eyes(1999), Ruby Bridges Goes to School (2009), This Is Your Time(2022) and I Am Ruby Bridges”(2022).

Ruby Bridges Wiki, Age, Nationality, Education, Biography, Career, Husband

Name Ruby Bridges
Profession Activist, Social Worker
Age 69 year
Birth Date September 8, 1954
Birth Place Mississippi, US
School William Frantz Elementary School
Material status Married
Husband Name Malcolm Hall
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Father Name Abon
Mother Name Lucille bridges
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Net Worth $5million
Category Wiki

Who is Ruby Bridges

Bridges were born in the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. Bridges were born just a few days before Brown v. Board of Education was decided. The court ruled that the provision of separate public schools for white children, which black children were not permitted to attend this school. She was one of six kids who enrolled in William Frantz Elementary School. Her courage influenced Norman Rockwell’s 1963 painting “The Problem We All Live With”, which portrays a young Bridges walking to school between two sets of marshals, with a racist insult written on the wall behind them. Her narrative was also told in Coles’ children’s book “The Story of Ruby Bridges” (1995), which was inspired by his conversations with her.

Ruby Bridges Education

She completes her schooling at William Frantz Elementary School. After Schooling, she graduated from Tulane University. Currently, she works for people who face racism.

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Ruby Bridges Husband and family

Ruby Bridges is married. Her husband’s name is Malcolm Hall. Ruby and Malcolm together have 4 children. She currently lives in New Orleans with her husband and kids.


Bridges were one of six black students in New Orleans to pass the exam that decided whether they could attend the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in early 1960. She went to Frantz alone, and three children were sent to McDonogh No. 19 and became known as the McDonogh Three. Bridges and her mother were taken to William Frantz Elementary by four federal marshals on the first day of school.

Bridges and her mother spent the whole first day in the principal’s office. However, on the second day, a white student broke the boycott and entered the school when Lloyd Anderson Foreman, a 34-year-old Methodist minister, led his five-year-old daughter Pam through the furious crowd, stating, “I simply want the pleasure of putting my kid to school…” After a few days, additional white parents began to bring their children, and the objections began to fade. Bridges remained the single kid in her class and would remain so until the following year. Every morning when Bridges traveled to school, one lady threatened to kill her, while another held up a black baby doll in a coffin. As a result, the U.S. Marshals assigned by President Eisenhower to ensure her safety permitted Bridges to consume only the food she brought from home.

 Ruby Bridges Early life and Parents

Ruby is the daughter of Abon and Lucille bridges. Her father’s name is Abon and her mother’s name is Lucille. Her family shifted to New Orleans, Louisiana when she was only 4. She has 4 younger siblings and she was the oldest child in her family. In childhood, she plays jumped rope and climbed trees. In 1960 she was six years old and participate in the test of the integration New Orleans school system.

Ruby Bridges Now

Ruby Bridges is still alive and well at the age of 69. She has spent her whole life as a civil rights activist. Bridges have received several awards during her career.


She worked as a travel agent for 15 years before becoming a full-time mother. Ruby is presently president of the Ruby Bridges Foundation, which she created in 1999 to promote “the ideals of tolerance, respect, and acceptance of all diversity”. She describes the group’s purpose as “racism is a grown-up sickness, and we must stop exploiting our children to propagate it.”.

Awards and Honored

Year Award Name
1995 Honorary degrees from Connecticut College
2000 Carter G. Woodson Book Award
2001 Presidential Citizens Medal
2006 Hero Against Racism
2012 Honorary Degree from Tulane University

Ruby Bridges Age

Ruby was born on 8 September 1954. According to this year, her age is 69 years.

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