Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges

In this Nov. 1960 file photo, U.S. Deputy Marshals escort six-year-old Ruby Bridges from William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, La. The first grader was the only black child enrolled in the school, where parents of white students were boycotting the court-ordered integration law and were taking their children out of school. Ruby Bridges will be one of the presenting authors at this weekend’s New Orleans Children’s Book Festival, an event Bridges helped launch in 2010. (AP Photo, file)

FILE – In this Nov. 1960 file photo, U.S. Deputy Marshals escort six-year-old Ruby Bridges from William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, La. The first grader was the only black child enrolled in the school, where parents of white students were boycotting the court-ordered integration law and were taking their children out of school. Ruby Bridges will be one of the presenting authors at this weekend’s New Orleans Children’s Book Festival, an event Bridges helped launch in 2010. (AP Photo, file)

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