After 5 Decades, Ruby Bridges Gets Applause Instead of Death Threats in School

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Karen Savage

Ruby Bridges talks with students from the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Bridges spoke Thursday night at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ

The hateful words drew gasps from the audience, pulling them back to 1960, hitting them head-on as the burly white U.S. Marshals escorted the tiny 6-year-old past angry white parents . . .

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