In a Class all By Herself

By Dr. Joanne Noel

“It isn’t by your size that you win or fail.” Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke these words to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia in 1967, six months before he was assassinated. His words reverberate with the bravery of a pint size black girl from Louisiana who fueled the fight against segregation in the education system. For educational justice and inclusion, Ruby Bridges was in a class all by herself.

Read more