On Friday for our mitzvah project we were celebrating Martin Luther King day at school. We got to watch a movie which was based on a true story called Ruby Bridges. Ruby Bridges is a true story about a little girl who lived during the 1960s segregation is the United States. Everything back then was separated by color white and black. There were all white schools and all black schools. They would never mix it up. Ruby Bridges was the first ever African American child to attend an all white school. Everyday for her first year when she attended school there she would have to get escorted by a U.S. official. All the parents pulled there kids out of school because they were protesting that blacks should not be here. She would be in a classroom all by her self learning while everybody else was outside protesting. By the end of the movie the children come back and don’t talk to Ruby because the children were told by there parents not to talk to black people. The kids eventually become friends with Ruby.
I think that Ruby felt so scared when going to the all white school even though sometimes she wouldn’t act liked it because she was brave and everybody calling her a n****r and other hateful she sometimes would not let it get to her which is brave. I think what gave Ruby to make it through every single day of school and life was her teacher because her teacher was new and she did not care at all what skin color Ruby had whether it was black or white she did not care. Ruby’s teacher treated her how she wanted to be treated like a normal person.
If I was not welcome to a place and I went there knowing everyone hates me I would be more scared than I have ever been in my entire life. I would be scared because you don’t know what they are going to do to you. They may yell at you, shoot you, or arrest you for who knows what. I wish I would have the same courage that Ruby Bridges has because if I ever get into one of those situations, then I would know what to do.