Ruby Bridges Quotes.
When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that should be the next civil rights movement, you know, is to ban the assault weapons so that our babies can be safe.
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.
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.
I pray for my enemies, that God would forgive them.
I would dream that this coffin had wings, and it would fly around my bed at night, and so it was a dream that happened a lot, and that’s what frightened me.
There are all kinds of monuments to adults – usually dead and usually white. But we don’t often lift up the extraordinary work of children.
Once my school was integrated, and I was there with white kids and a few black kids, it really didn’t matter to us what we looked like.
We as African Americans knew that if we wanted to see change, we had to step up to the plate and make that change ourselves. Not everyone comes to that realization in their lives, but thank God Linda Brown’s father felt that way.
Now that I’m a parent, I know that my parents were incredibly brave.
We keep racism alive. We pass it on to our children. I think that is very sad.
Racism is a grown-up disease and we must stop using our children to spread it.
We may not all be equally guilty. But we are all equally responsible for building a decent and just society.
All of our schools should be good enough to attract a healthy racial mix, which, I believe, leads to the most effective learning for everybody.
I like to share my story with children, and they are amazed by the story.
I want to inspire kids.
It’s taken me a long time to own the early part of my life.
I remember the first time seeing myself on TV, when my family was watching the documentary ‘Eyes on the Prize’ for the first time. There were pictures of people going up the school stairs, and Mom said, ‘Oh, that’s you!’ I said, ‘I can’t believe this. This is important.’