Don’t follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!”

-Ruby Bridges.


Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American civil rights activist. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on November 14, 1960. (Wikipedia)


At just the age of 6 Ruby Bridges demonstrated spectacular SEL core competencies such as self-management and responsible decision making. To be able to stay level headed and maintain composure in such a scary situation is simply incredible. Thank you for your bravery, Ruby!