In this tribute to Ruby Bridges, Edelman recalls the courage of a 6-year old black student in 1960 and calls upon all of us to follow her example.
It’s time to thank Ruby Bridges today by following her example and supporting all our children today who are standing up against injustice and pervasive gun violence because we adults have dropped the ball of adult responsibility. It’s time to ensure every child equal education, health care, a strong early childhood foundation and safe passage to adulthood. It’s time to replace the greed of those at the top to ensure the hopes and dreams of our millions of children crying out for hope and help. We must all follow Ruby Bridges’ example.