Ruby Bridges

1998, Movie, NR, 90 mins

As court-ordered integration gets underway in Louisiana circa 1960, model first-grader Ruby Bridges (Chaz Monet) is selected to be one of the first Afro-American children to attend an all-white school. Although her religious convictions help Ruby's mother Lucielle (Lela Rochon) endorse this groundbreaking role, Ruby's dad Abon (Michael Beach) fears Ruby is being used as a pawn by the NAACP. Escorted by federal marshals past angry crowds, Ruby finds a needed ally in her teacher, Barbara Henry (Penelope Ann Miller), who nonetheless is ordered to instruct Ruby in a room by herself. Outside the classroom, Ruby's parents feel the brunt of media attention and Ruby herself,...
Released: 1998 Rated: NR Length: 90 mins

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