Life of civil rights icon to be featured at Grace Farms in New Canaan during Black History Month
A New Canaan non-profit is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the story of civil rights activist Ruby Bridges.
Bridges, a 6-year-old girl during the civil rights movement, is credited with being the first African-American student to desegregate a white school in the south.
Escorted to class by federal marshals, Bridges continued to be an activist more than 60 years later and just wrote a new book.
Over the next few weeks, the Grace Farms Foundation in New Canaan is sharing her story.
Grace Farms Foundation Community Initiative Director Karen Kariuki had a virtual conversation with Ruby Bridges.
Not only will that conversation be screened at Grace Farms throughout the month, but several local schools, churches, synagogues, and libraries will share the conversation as well.
The conversation was inspired by an 8-year-old New Canaan student who Kariuki says wrote a letter to Bridges after experiencing a racially motivated incident at a local park.
Karuiuki says during her conversation with Bridges, Bridges spoke about her own experiences and the importance of fostering inclusive communities.
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