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Ruby Bridges 

In 1960, a six-year-old African-American girl named Ruby Bridges helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was... See full summary »

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Euzhan Palcy
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Ann Miller ... Barbara Henry
Kevin Pollak ... Dr. Robert Coles
Michael Beach ... Abon Bridges
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Jane Coles
Peter Francis James ... Dr. Broyard
Patrika Darbo ... Miss Spencer
Chaz Monet Chaz Monet ... Ruby Nell Bridges
Diana Scarwid ... Miss Woodmere
Lela Rochon ... Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges
Toni Ann Johnson ... Alma Broyard
Michael Burgess Michael Burgess ... Mr. Lewis
Al Butler Al Butler ... Deputy U.S. Marshal Al Buffer
Charlie Lucas Charlie Lucas ... Mr. Taylor
Kiara Tucker Kiara Tucker ... Alison
Christopher Monroe Stokes Christopher Monroe Stokes ... Carl (as Christopher Stokes)
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In 1960, a six-year-old African-American girl named Ruby Bridges 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. Although 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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TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le combat de Ruby Bridges See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Policeman: The governor of the great state of Louisiana says you can't enter.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Al Buffer: Thank you sir, but the president of the Untied States says I can.
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Stereotypes of the South
16 September 2017 | by gapeach1004See all my reviews

This was a really great movie up until the part where they acted like the north didn't have slaves. Perpetrating stereotypes is wrong. This movie is trying to teach a message and it puts this in there? Give me a break. I know this happened in Louisiana as to why the movie is set there, but that doesn't mean the north is automatically some great place where everyone got along.

I still enjoyed the movie. I really feel for Ruby and her struggle.


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