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Ruby Bridges (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 January 1998 (USA)
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The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the... See full summary »

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Barbara Henry
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Dr. Robert Coles
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Abon Bridges
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Jane Coles
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Dr. Broyard
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Miss Spencer
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Ruby Nell Bridges
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Miss Woodmere
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Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges
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Alma Broyard
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Mr. Lewis
Al Butler ...
Deputy U.S. Marshal Al Buffer
Charlie Lucas ...
Mr. Taylor
Kiara Tucker ...
Alison
Christopher Monroe Stokes ...
Carl (as Christopher Stokes)
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The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers pulled their children out of class, she was the only one there, period), and though she faced a crowd of angry white citizens every day, she emerged unscathed, physically or emotionally. Encouraged by her teacher, a white woman from the North named Barbara Henry, and her mother, Lucille, and with her own quiet strength, she eventually broke down a century-old barrier forever, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement. Written by Tommy Peter

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Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: What do you thing you're doing?
Abon Bridges: I'm doing what is best for our daughter. And watched her in there and I listened and I seen that she's got it in her head that white folk is better than black folk. She draws black folk deformed and white folk perfect.
Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: But what does that have to do with Jesus?
Abon Bridges: No body knows what he really looks like. And when she sees this everything that tells us that god looks more like the white folk outside her school than her.
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Worthwhile depiction of the person, time, and events
7 January 2003 | by (Madison, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Not great cinematic art, granted, but the sweet spirit and sharp intellect of the real person Ruby Bridges comes across and the era is by and large accurately portrayed. For Disney, this is excellent. Michael Beach is quite good, as is Diana Scarwid, and Chaz Monet is wonderful in the title role. Robert Coles, M.D., played by Kevin Pollak, has written many books about children in crisis. I lived in this era. The marshals were dignified, the "cheerleaders" appalling, that little girl one of the greatest heroines who ever lived. It's worth watching.


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