June 15, 2018
By: Dwayne Page
Fourth and fifth grade summer school students at Northside Elementary School presented “The Unstoppable Ruby Bridges” Friday afternoon for the public.
The play was based on Ruby Nell Bridges Hall, an American civil rights activist, who was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960.
The play was directed by Teacher Alisha Day and produced by Teacher Kristy Lasser.
After the presentation a group of students performed a song about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. followed by second and third graders participating in a reader’s theater