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Ruby Bridges

5 out of 5

Civil Rights Activist & First African-American Child to Integrate a White Southern Elementary School

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 Ruby Bridges Biography

Ruby Bridges is a civil rights activist who at the age of six was the first Black student to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans.

She was born in Mississippi in 1954, the same year the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision ordering the integration of public schools. Her family later moved to New Orleans, where on November 14, 1960, Bridges began attending William Frantz Elementary School, single-handedly initiating the desegregation of public education in New Orleans.

Her walk to the front door of the school was immortalized in Norman Rockwell’s painting The Problem We All Live With, in Robert Coles’ book The Story of Ruby Bridges, and in the Disney movie Ruby Bridges. Published in November 2020, THIS IS YOUR TIME is her first book in over twenty years following the publication of her award-winning autobiography, Through My Eyes.

She established the Ruby Bridges Foundation to provide leadership training programs that inspire youth and community leaders to embrace and value the richness of diversity. Bridges is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NAACP Martin Luther King Award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and honorary doctorate degrees from Connecticut College, College of New Rochelle, Columbia University Teachers College, and Tulane University. She recently named one of 100 iconic Women of the Century by USA Today.

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This Is Your Time

This Is Your Time

Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story

Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story

Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes

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    Booking fees for Ruby Bridges, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ruby Bridges, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ruby Bridges for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ruby Bridges for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ruby Bridges or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ruby Bridges or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Ruby Bridges

5 out of 5

Civil Rights Activist & First African-American Child to Integrate a White Southern Elementary School

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Ruby Bridges Biography

Ruby Bridges is a civil rights activist who at the age of six was the first Black student to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans.

She was born in Mississippi in 1954, the same year the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision ordering the integration of public schools. Her family later moved to New Orleans, where on November 14, 1960, Bridges began attending William Frantz Elementary School, single-handedly initiating the desegregation of public education in New Orleans.

Her walk to the front door of the school was immortalized in Norman Rockwell’s painting The Problem We All Live With, in Robert Coles’ book The Story of Ruby Bridges, and in the Disney movie Ruby Bridges. Published in November 2020, THIS IS YOUR TIME is her first book in over twenty years following the publication of her award-winning autobiography, Through My Eyes.

She established the Ruby Bridges Foundation to provide leadership training programs that inspire youth and community leaders to embrace and value the richness of diversity. Bridges is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NAACP Martin Luther King Award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and honorary doctorate degrees from Connecticut College, College of New Rochelle, Columbia University Teachers College, and Tulane University. She recently named one of 100 iconic Women of the Century by USA Today.

Ruby Bridges Videos

  • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges on PBS NewsHour
    When she was 6 years old, Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to desegregate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. The historical...
  • Ruby Bridges on the TODAY Show
    The civil rights activist and author of “This Is Your Time” reflects on being the first Black student to desegregate an all-white New Orleans...
  • Ruby Bridges - Trailblazing as a Child in the Jim Crow South
    Ruby Bridges talks about being the first Black child to desegregate her all-white school, the work that still needs to be done to fully integrate...

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  • How to book Ruby Bridges?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ruby Bridges for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ruby Bridges, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ruby Bridges or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ruby Bridges?

    Booking fees for Ruby Bridges, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ruby Bridges, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ruby Bridges?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ruby Bridges for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ruby Bridges for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ruby Bridges or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ruby Bridges or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ruby Bridges is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ruby Bridges for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Ruby Bridges generally travels from New Orleans, LA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis, Bakari Sellers, Dr. Bernice King and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ruby Bridges for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ruby Bridges Speaker Videos

  • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges on PBS NewsHour
    When she was 6 years old, Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to desegregate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. The historical moment was captured in the Norman Rockwell’s 1964...
    Ruby Bridges on the TODAY Show
    The civil rights activist and author of “This Is Your Time” reflects on being the first Black student to desegregate an all-white New Orleans school in 1960 on this episode of “Quoted By”...
  • Ruby Bridges - Trailblazing as a Child in the Jim Crow South
    Ruby Bridges talks about being the first Black child to desegregate her all-white school, the work that still needs to be done to fully integrate America’s school system and how her book “This Is...
    Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges Speaks With Katie Couric I TIME
    Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges speaks with Katie Couric about protests after the death of George Floyd and her hopes for change. CONNECT WITH TIME Web: https://ti.me/36TTEsp​ Twitter:...
  • We Are All Going Against The Grain | Ruby Bridges | TEDxNapaValley
    Ruby Bridges shares her deeply personal childhood story and the ideas that have grown from that experience as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2014 "Going Against The Grain, embracing the unconventional"...
    Ruby Bridges Remembers
    Fifty years ago, on November 14, 1960, then-6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African-American student to attend William Franz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kid Reporter...

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