Special Event

A Conversation with Ruby Bridges

Friday, November 5, 2021
A Conversation with Ruby Bridges Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights will host an intimate conversation with Ruby Bridges, an iconic figure in U.S. Civil Rights history and an inspiration in the ongoing struggle for racial justice.

In 1960, Ms. Bridges became the first Black child to attend a public school in Louisiana when, escorted by federal marshals, she walked into the all-white William Franz Elementary School. Immortalized in the Norman Rockwell painting from 1964, "The Problem We All Live With," Ruby's bravery in the face of racial resistance was only among the first steps toward educational parity.

Inspired by her desire to help children achieve their hopes and dreams, the Ruby Bridges Foundation was established in 1999. The foundation began taking small steps to achieve a grand vision — to provide children with an equal opportunity to succeed.

Join us as Ruby Bridges shares her story and inspires a new generation in their search for social justice. Ms. Bridges will appear via Zoom to engage with the live audience. The Klau Center proud to present this conversation as part of their "Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary" series.

This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Ticket Office one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your seat, please pick up your tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the show. In the event of a sell-out, unclaimed tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.


Friday, November 5, 2021 - 12:30 PM Reserve Tickets

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