Thurgood Marshall & Ruby Bridges

Jun 18 - Jun 21
morning / afternoon

Thurgood Marshall was the first African American Supreme Court Justice, but what about before that?  What led him to become “Mr. Civil Rights?”  He argued before the Supreme Court to integrate our schools and risked death defending African American defendants throughout the South.

Ruby Bridges was born the year that Thurgood Marshall won Brown v Board of Education.  She was six when she became the first African American child to integrate an elementary school.

Students will learn about the struggle for Civil Rights using these two heroes as the stepping off point for further exploration.

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