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Ruby Bridges: Syracuse University Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021: Home

For its 2021 celebration of the the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Luther King, Jr., Syracuse University will host a virtual keynote address by Ruby Bridges. Here are some resources about Ms. Bridge's extraordinary life and career.

Syracuse University MLK Celebration 2021 Programming

For its 2021 celebration of the the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Luther King, Jr., Syracuse University will host a virtual keynote address by Ruby Bridges.

In 1960, Bridges became the first African American student to attend an all-white elementary school in the South, and she has continued to fight for equity and civil rights throughout the course of her extraordinary life.

Ms. Bridges' keynote address will take place on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 7:00pm Eastern Standard Time.  Registration is free and open to all.

Please visit Syracuse University's website for its Annual Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for more information about Ruby Bridges and other events that are part of this year's celebration.

Please visit the website of the Ruby Bridges Foundation for more information about and from Ms. Bridges and her extraordinary life and career.

Ruby Bridges on Film

Ruby Bridges in Books

Other relevant SU Libraries Research Guides

Ruby Bridges in the News

"The Problem We All Live With" by Norman Rockwell.

The Problem We All Live With, a painting by Norman Rockwell based on Ruby Bridges' experience as the first African American student to attend an all-white school in the South.

https://rockwellfourfreedoms.org/about-the-exhibit/freedoms-legacy/

Syracuse University Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library

Syracuse University Libraries Databases to articles, books, newspapers, other sources