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Ruby Bridges is only 67

“I knew I was going to a new school,” Bridges, now Ruby Bridges Hall, explained. “I really didn’t know who the four very tall white men were. They said US Marshals, but that really didn’t mean anything to a 6 year old. In another interview, she said she thought the angry crowd waiting for her that first day was somehow related to Mardi Gras. In last year’s interview, she also recalled that some in the crowd brought a child-sized coffin in which a small black doll had been placed.


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