(KUTV) The very first black student to attend a newly desegregated school in New Orleans will share her story at BYU this November.
Ruby Bridges became an important part of the American Civil Right's movement when she was only in first grade.
Bridges was born in Mississippi in 1954 and moved to New Orleans two years later. In 1960 her family was contacted by the NAACP in seeking children to integrate into New Orleans schools.
Norman Rockwell's 1963 painting The Problem We All Live With, which is on display at the BYU art museum, pays tribute to Bridges' place as the very first black student at this newly desegregated school.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. November 19, 2015. Seating is first come, first served. Following Ruby's talk, she will be available to sign the following books: Through My Eyes, The Story of Ruby Bridges, and Ruby Bridges Goes to School, all of which will be available for purchase in the Museum of Art Store.