Women's History Month: Ruby Bridges at the Door
U.S. Marshals escort 6-year-old Ruby Bridges to and from Frantz Elementary in New Orleans, Louisiana, amid ongoing protests in November of 1960.
Although most Americans have heard of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education (1954) declaring racial segregation of public schools in the U.S. unlawful, few know much about those who lived it most intimately. As documented in Rachel Devlin's A Girl Stands at the Door (2018), the students at the center of these conflicts were overwhelmingly girls, and usually very young.
Linda Brown, for example, was nine when her father became one of 13 plaintiffs to answer the call of Topeka's NAACP to enroll Black children in the closest local school, which led to the Brown v. Board case and eventual decision. And Ruby Bridges, pictured here, was just six when every teacher but one at her local school refused to teach after a federal judge ordered the integration of schools in New Orleans.
This brief look was produced by the Chancellor's Commission on Women.
Created in partnership with the U of A Museum, Razorback Band Alumni Society and the U of A Bands, the exhibit opens just in time for the program's 150th anniversary in 2024.
A combination of experimental data and transmission modeling demonstrated that male-biased pathology makes male canaries more likely to transmit disease than females.
Two U of A political scientists anticipated they would find a connection between legislative civility and performance, but the strength of this link proved surprising.
The U of A Speech and Debate Society won its first sweepstakes award during its final fall competition at the University of Jamestown as well as 10 team awards and numerous individual awards.
Raquel Castro Salas, teaching assistant professor of Spanish, was honored with the Cordes Chair for her commitment to advancing service learning in her Spanish classes.