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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
Michael Burgess ...
Mr. Lewis
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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 and the segregarding of 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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Dr. Robert Coles: [after he refuses food from Lucille] Can you make me some dinner now?
Jane Coles: So you are hungry?
Dr. Robert Coles: Yes.
Jane Coles: Well I had a home-cooked meal. Good night.
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Disney has struck gold twice!
28 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Disney has done it again. Several years ago, they have captured the real life drama of the intergration at Little Rock Central High school with the powerful film, "The Ernest Green Story." Now, they have struck gold twice with this equaling stirring true-life story of Ruby Bridges, the little black girl who successfully intergrated an all white school in New Orleans in the midst of riots, and hate mongers. This incredible tale is not JUST about racial differences, but it is also a testimony to the strength and power of God that little Ruby puts her faith in for help. Powerful performances by all. This is a MUST-SEE! Thank you Disney, for giving us a positive film about strength, courage, and the power of God.


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