Ruby Bridges will be inducted to the National Women’s Hall Of Fame!
We at AAMSAZ are so proud to have had Ruby Bridges visit Tucson as our guest!
The induction of Ruby Bridges and Serena Williams into the National Women’s Hall of Fame is a well-deserved honor, recognizing their immense contributions to society in their respective fields. The 2024 class is truly a diverse group of women from various backgrounds. The women will be honored during Women’s History Month in March. The fact that the induction ceremony will be broadcast nationally in prime time from New York City indicates the significance of this recognition and provides a platform to celebrate and honor these remarkable women.
November 14th, 2023: Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day
This year, schools throughout Southern Arizona, including TUSD’s Robbins K8 and Principal Chandra Thomas, supported the Walk with Ruby! Steve Freeman and Shakenya Humphries did as well and they invited us to speak at Holladay Elementary in honor of the walk. Executive Director, Beverely Elliott, helped to pass out stickers, string packs, and wristbands to the students along with their student ambassadors! Thanks Steve and Shakenya!
Ruby Bridges holds a significant place in American history for her bravery and contribution to the civil rights movement. Her integration into an elementary school in New Orleans marked a pivotal moment in the fight against segregation.
The painting by Norman Rockwell, ‘The Problem We All Live With,’ immortalizes that historic moment and continues to serve as a powerful symbol of the struggle for equality. It’s fantastic that we have a copy of this iconic piece at the museum.
The establishment of the Ruby Bridges Foundation speaks volumes about her commitment to promoting tolerance and change through education, emphasizing the importance of fostering understanding and acceptance among diverse communities.
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