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WMPG celebrates the lives of Black men and women throughout the month of February. In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges was the first African American child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. In spite of numerous challenges, including death threats, she persevered and still lives in the same city today.
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Leavitt, Audrey, "Ruby Bridges" (2020). Black History Month Segments. 22.