Ruby's friend, psychiatrist Dr. Robert Coles, wrote "The Story of Ruby Bridges."
At William Frantz, Ruby attended an empty classroom. Some parents refused to let their children go to the integrated school. The children who did attend were separated from her classroom. But Ruby made friends. Her teacher, Mrs. Henry, and a psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Coles, were very supportive of the little girl's efforts. People from around the country sent Ruby letters. Some donated money and assistance to the Bridges family. The determined Ruby Bridges did not miss a day of school that year.
- 5.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the conflicts, innovations, and social changes in the United States, including South Carolina, from 19501980.
- 8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.
- USHC.5 Demonstrate the impact of Americas global leadership on technological advancements, the transition to a post-industrial society, and ongoing debates over identity in the period 1945present.