GenreDrama Running time1h 30m WriterToni Ann Johnson
Release dateJanuary 18, 1998 GenresTelevision film, Drama, Family film, Historical period drama, Docudrama, Family Drama CastChaz Monet (Ruby Nell Bridges), Penelope Ann Miller (Barbara Henry), Kevin Pollak (Dr. Robert Coles), Michael Beach (Abon Bridges), Lela Rochon (Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges), Jean Louisa Kelly (Jane Coles) Similar moviesSins of the Father (2002)
Ruby Bridges is a 1998 television film, written by Toni Ann Johnson and based on the true story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend integrated schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1960. As a six-year-old, Bridges was one of four black first-graders, selected on the basis of test scores, to attend previously all-white public schools in New Orleans. Three students were sent to McDonogh 19, and Ruby was the only black child to be sent to William Frantz Public School.