Dec 11, 2014

Civil rights figure: US divided by race again

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ruby Bridges was 6 years old in 1960 when she became the first black student to attend a previously all-white elementary school in New Orleans, one of the iconic moments in the U.S. civil rights movement. Today, the civil rights pioneer says America looks a lot like it did then: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. On Friday — 54 years later to the day when she...

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