Ruby Bridges Quotes.
I remember turning onto the street. I saw barricades and police officers and, just, people everywhere. When I saw all of that, I immediately thought that it was Mardi Gras. I had no idea that they were here to keep me out of the school.
My family – my mother and father had gone through such a hard time that by the time I graduated from sixth grade, they were separated.
What we, as African Americans, stood on was our faith.
I’m the mother of four.
As African-Americans, people of that generation felt pretty much if they were going to see changes in the world, they had to make sacrifices and step up to the plate. I’m very proud that my parents happened to be people who did. They were not privileged to have a formal education.
We have tolerance, respect, and equality in our written laws but not in the hearts of some of our people.
I do think that some people are born as old souls.
Somehow, it always worked. Kneeling at the side of my bed and talking to the Lord made everything okay.
It’s not who you’re going to sit beside at school that matters now: it’s what resources will your school have.
The mission of the Ruby Bridges Foundation is to create educational opportunities like science camp that allow children from different racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds to build lasting relationships.
Evil looks like you and I. I know what evil looks like, and I know that it comes in all shades and colors.
What I do remember about first grade and that year was that it was very lonely. I didn’t have any friends, and I wasn’t allowed to go to the cafeteria or play on the playground. What bothered me most was the loneliness in school every day.
You cannot look at a person and tell whether they’re good or bad.
Administrations and administrative faculty work very hard to see that schools are diverse as much as possible.