#lucillebridges, mother of civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, dies aged 86
On November 14, 1960, Lucille Bridges escorted her then-6-year-old daughter Ruby to William Frantz Elementary School as she became the first Black student to attend the previously segregated school in New Orleans. The actions of the mother-daughter duo helped advance the civil rights movement and inspired Norman Rockwell’s painting The Problem We All Live With. On Tuesday evening, Ruby Bridges confirmed her mother’s passing in a post, saying: “Our nation lost a Mother of the Civil Rights Movement today. And I lost my mom. I love you and am grateful for you.