Ruby Bridges was only six.
People tried to hit her with sticks.
Hateful words at her thrown
Hate to all with her skin tone.
The first stanza of an original poem written for a Black History Month program. Can also be used as an introduction to a unit on the Civil Rights Movement, Ruby Bridges or or character education unit.
Black History Month Poem - Ruby Showed the Way
by Carol S. Oaks
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