NORWAY – The Norway Memorial Library Children’s Department will offer a special program for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, “Through Ruby’s Eyes,” at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in the Multi-Purpose Room.

In 1960 Ruby Bridges was a 6-year-old girl who became the first black student to attend an integrated school in New Orleans. She was walked to and from school each day by federal marshals, a scene preserved for history in a painting by Norman Rockwell.

Because all the white students were removed from the school by their parents, Ruby was the only child in her first-grade class.

Ruby’s story has been told in her book, “Through My Eyes,” in a book by Harvard child psychologist Dr. Robert Coles and in a Disney television movie, which will be shown.

The program is appropriate for children in second grade and above. Call the library at 743-5308 for more information.


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