Ruby Ruby Ruby will you be mine...
U.S. Deputy Marshals escort six-year-old Ruby Bridges from William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, La., in Nov. 1960. The first grader is the only black child enrolled in the school, where parents of white students are boycotting the court-ordered integration law and are taking their children out of school. (AP Photo)
it's MLK Day and I think of that little 6-year old girl Ruby Bridges, escorted by three big white US Marshals past screaming rabid white segregationists in Louisiana... Ruby was walking into the all-white school to learn...in 1960...per Ike
then I think of the same types of people who burned Beatles records when John Lennon said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus...
or the McCarthy hearings to flush out the commies..same type of people who would try to stop Ruby...
or ban books
or shoot MLK, or kill the Kennedys
or a radical religious militia takeover of gov't property in Oregon
but that photo, one of the greatest of all time, shows a courageous little girl standing tall as those US Marshals...facing down the pathetic racism of the time