MLK Day Ambassador

Civil rights leader Ruby Bridges remembers integrating the New Orleans school system in 1960 and the lessons of racial justice that her teacher and Dr. King taught. She urges Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy of service by volunteering on MLK Day.

Ruby Bridges visits with the President and her portrait

Ruby Bridges visited the White House to see how a painting commemorating her personal and historic milestone looks hanging on the wall outside of the Oval Office. American Artist Norman Rockwell was criticized by some when this painting first appeared on the cover of Look magazine on January 14,1964; now the iconic portrait will be on display throughout the summer of 2011 in one of the most exalted locations in the country.

Ruby Bridges at the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service

Ruby shares her story with the audience during the opening session.

Ruby Bridges Anniversary WWL-TV

WWL TV Features Ruby’s story on the 50th anniversary of her desegregation of Frantz School.

MLK Day Legacy of Service – 25th Anniversary

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the course of history and inspired us to build what he called “the beloved community.” The King Legacy of Service 25th Anniversary video tells the story of how Dr. King’s birthday evolved into a national day of service. Featuring civil rights luminaries such as Congressman John Lewis, Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, and Ruby Bridges, the 6-minute video reminds us of the importance of keeping Dr. King’s legacy of service alive and challenges us to make service a part of our lives ─ everyday of the year.

Ruby Honored by BET’s Black Girls Rock!

Ruby was honored at the 2012 BET BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards. Inc. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is an organization that takes an active role in being a part of the solution to the crisis facing young women of color. For the past four years, we have enjoyed the opportunity to enrich the lives of girls from 12 to 17 years old through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service. At BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., young women are offered access to enrichment programs and opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development through the arts and cooperative learning.

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