Ruby Bridges

Timeline created by hermanns
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    In 1896..... The ruling was for black and white people to be treated "seprate but equally".
  • Brown V. Board first argued

    The parents of Linda Brown sued the Topeka, KS. Board of Education in a trial that would later declare segregated schools unconstitutional. The trial was first heard on December 9, 1952.
  • 2nd Brown V. Board Hearing

    The case of Brown V. Board is heard for a second time.
  • Ruby Bridges is born

    Ruby Bridges is born
    Lucille and Abon Bridges have their daughter, Ruby.
  • Brown V. Board of Education of Topeks, KS first argued

    The parents of Linda Brown sued the Board of Education in Topeks, Kansas in a trial that went to the Supreme Court so their daughter could go the the Elementary school closest to their home.
  • Decision Announced

    The decision for the case Brown V. the Topeka, KS. Board of Education is relased. Segregated schools were declared unconstitutional and all states were told to begin desegregation.
  • Ruby gets a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt

    Ruby gets a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt sends Ruby a letter of encouragemant.
  • Ruby attends William Frantz School

    Ruby attends William Frantz School
    Ruby starts going to William Frantz School. Her first day there, she didn't even have class. She just sat in the office all day. While at WIlliam Frantz, she met her best friend and first grage teacher, Ms. Barbra Henry.
  • Norman Rockwell painting

    Norman Rockwell painting
    Norman Rockwell paints "The Problem we all Live With", which shows Ruby Bridges being escorted to school by four federal marshalls.
  • Ruby's brother killed

    Ruby's brother was killed in a drug-related shooting in 1993.
  • Ruby meets Barack Obama

    Ruby meets Barack Obama
    Ruby Bridges meets President Barack Obama in the Oval office.
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    All events with the day January 1st are events that I was not able to get a certain date for. However, the year is accurate.
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    Ruby sees Dr. Coles

    Ruby Starts seeing Dr. Robert Coles, a child psychiatrist, because she was becoming somewhat nervous around all of the protestors.