Ruby Bridges (film)
Director Euzhan Palcy
Initial DVD release February 3, 2004
Running time 1h 30m
Writer Toni Ann Johnson
|Release date January 18, 1998|
Genres Television film, Drama, Family film, Historical period drama, Docudrama, Family Drama
Cast Chaz 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 movies Sins 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.
The film was nominated for several awards, including an NAACP Image award. The writer, Toni Ann Johnson, won the 1998 Humanitas Prize for her teleplay. The film also won The Christopher Award.
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