Ruby Bridges was born 1954 and integrated an all-white southern school in 1960. Her mom Lucille said that it was hard trying to explain to a six year old that she was going to make history.
Nobody wanted her there including the teachers. The parents that either had kids there or was about to have kids go there were furious. Everybody all thought that just because she had a different skin color that she couldn't do things that so called white people could do.
Since nobody wanted to teach her most either refused to teach her or quit their job. So finally they found a teacher all the way from Texas who was willing to teach her and felt that she should be treated the same as others.
She spent day after day in that school alone with no friends except for the teacher. Other than that she had no one to play with all because of her skin color.
Ruby bridges fought against segregation in the southern because she believed that just because of the color of their skin like the quote says she made her own path.
"Don't follow the path.Go where there is no path and start a trail."
Now she is known as a normal adult. Except she has one big secret, that she is one of the reasons why you might have friends that you wouldn't have had without her.