Ruby still lives in New Orleans. She runs the Ruby Bridges Foundation to help troubled children at William Frantz and other schools. With the group, Ruby travels the country advocating the importance of education and integration to students. A book about her experience at William Frantz, titled The Story of Ruby Bridges, was published in 1995. Dr. Robert Coles wrote the book with Ruby's assistance. In 1998, her story was recreated in the Disney film, Ruby Bridges and in 1999 Ruby's own book, Through My Eyes, was published.
Today, Ruby Bridges continues to live in New Orleans and works in schools around the country to promote education.
"Don't follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail."
Courtesy: Ruby Bridges Foundation
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