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Nov 15 / thomas.krafft

53 years ago today, Ruby Bridges went to school

53 years ago today, 6 year old Ruby Bridges went to school, while people screamed “integration is a mortal sin” and “segregation is a states right.”

Protestors quoted the Bible and our Constitution – just like many of those today who oppose equal rights, legal status, and even public acknowledgment (in education and literature) of men and women who just want to love people of the same gender.

I took a few minutes to tell my children this afternoon that no matter how much time passes, or how it might seem we are so advanced with all of our technology and access to all the world’s information, people can still be just as misguided and ignorant today as they were decades, centuries or thousands of years ago.

Norman Rockwell's The Problem We All Live With (1964)

Norman Rockwell’s The Problem We All Live With (1964)

We want to keep our school white, protesting integration, 1960 Women protest school integration 1960 Segregation is a States Right