Ruby Bridges Statue was dedicated in 2014 in the courtyard of William Frantz Elementary School.
Fifty-four years before, when Bridges was six years old, she was escorted to the school by federal marshals, for her personal security, as the first African-American girl in New Orleans to enroll in an all-white school.
This was a key event in the African-Americans struggle against school segregation in the south, which happened a few years after the Supreme Court ruled that the school segregation was unconstitutional in the famous Brown v. Board of Education case.
During her first year at school, she was taught alone by only one teacher, Barbara Henry. It took a while till the boycott of the white parents was settled, and Bridges continued to study in desegregated schools till she graduated from high school.
When she grew up, she continued her activism work and in 1999 founded the Ruby Bridges Foundation to eliminate racism, segregation, and equal education to all.