Ruby Bridges


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Ruby Bridges is a 1998 made-for-television movie, written by Toni Ann Johnson and based on the true story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend integrated schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1960. As a six-year-old, Bridges was one of four black first graders, selected on the basis of test scores, to attend previously all-white public schools in New Orleans. Three students were sent to McDonogh 19, and Ruby was the only black child to be sent to William Frantz Public School.

The film was nominated for several awards, including an NAACP Image award. The writer, Toni Ann Johnson, won the 1998 Humanitas Prize for her teleplay. The film also won The Christopher Award.

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Marian Rees on executive producing Ruby Bridges
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Paul LaMastra on editing the made-for-television movies Ruby Bridges and Love Is Never Silent
04:22
Marian Rees on the Norman Rockwell painting on which Ruby Bridges was based and recreating it
07:25
Marian Rees on the African-American crew on Ruby Bridges and gaining Ruby Bridges' trust
06:16
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Paul LaMastra

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Paul LaMastra on editing the made-for-television movies Ruby Bridges and Love Is Never Silent
04:22

Marian Rees

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Marian Rees on executive producing Ruby Bridges
14:48
Marian Rees on the Norman Rockwell painting on which Ruby Bridges was based and recreating it
07:25
Marian Rees on the African-American crew on Ruby Bridges and gaining Ruby Bridges' trust
06:16

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