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Lucille Bridges, mother of anti-segregation icon Ruby Bridges, dies st 86

December 17, 2020

Lucille Bridges, who in 1960 braved a gauntlet of threats and racist slurs to escort her daughter to a formerly all-white school in New Orleans in what became a symbol of opposition to segregation, has died at age 86. Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, who walked up the stairs of William Frantz Elementary School six… [Read More]