The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Al...更多>
Policeman: The governor of the great state of Louisiana says you can't enter. Deputy U.S. Marshal Al Buffer: Thank you sir, but the president of the Untied States says I can. Ruby Nell Bridges:
[takes a ribbon out of her hair and wraps it around the neck of her doll and holds the ribbon up]
Mrs. Stein: I'm so sorry Abon, but will you please not come in here anymore. Abon Bridges: Why? Mrs. Stein: Please, please just go... Abon Bridges: Ok fine I won't cone in here no more if that's how you want it. You remember who was first to come in here when you first moved here and them crackers wouldn't buy from some Jews. Ain't been nothing but nice to you but if that's how you want it that's how its gonna be. Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: No mater what they say. You know god loves you and they don't know what they're talking about. Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: What do you thing you're doing? Abon Bridges: I'm doing what is best for our daughter. And watched her in there and I listened and I seen that she's got it in her head that white folk is better than black folk. She draws black folk deformed and white folk perfect. Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: But what does that have to do with Jesus? Abon Bridges: No body knows what he really looks like. And when she sees this everything that tells us that god looks more like the white folk outside her school than her. Barbara Henry: This school was ordered to integrate. If you continue to separate Rudy then you're breaking the federal law! Shall we call superintendent Redman and discus it with him? Dr. Robert Coles: Honey I saw you talking to them. Did you finally get angry with them? Did you tell them to just leave you alone? Ruby Nell Bridges: No, I didn't tell them anything I didn't talk to them. Dr. Robert Coles: I was there, I saw your lips movie Ruby Nell Bridges: But I wasn't talking to them. I was praying for them Dr. Robert Coles: Praying for them? Ruby Nell Bridges: Yes, I pray for them everyday in the car. But I forgot that day. Dr. Robert Coles: Oh. What prayer did you say? Ruby Nell Bridges: Please god, forgive these people because even if they say those mean things they don't know what they're doing. So you can forgive them just like you did those folks along time ago when they said terrible things about you. Miss Spencer: She is a good teacher, my kids can't read that well yet! Ruby Nell Bridges: I think people are happier when they make friends, what do you think? Dr. Robert Coles: I think you're a great teacher! Minister: I'm just trying to take my daughter to school! Crowd: Traitor! Traitor! Dr. Robert Coles: [after he refuses food from Lucille] Can you make me some dinner now? Jane Coles: So you are hungry? Dr. Robert Coles: Yes. Jane Coles: Well I had a home-cooked meal. Good night. Abon Bridges: This is dangerous Lucille, its only day two, its not too late to back out of this! Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: Why are you always scared of everything, huh? Never wanna make some waves, the only way were gonna have something is if we take... Abon Bridges: I fought it the war and won a medal, you think I go that medal being scared? You better mind who you're talking to. Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: I'm sorry... Baby I've been to the school and I've seen it. Its better! Its cleaner, its nicer its newer. And her teacher... her teacher is from up north and she's smart and she's kind. Abon Bridges: She's supposed to go alone tomorrow. She's just a little girl how can we put her through it? Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges: I'm sick of people telling us where we can go, what we can do, what we ain't supposed to have. My children are going to have more, they deserve more and the only way things will get better for them is if we make them better. Honey, we can't be afraid. Jimmy: Hey Scott! Hey wait up. I'm coming too! Mother #1: Jimmy, come back here Jimmy: No! I wanna go to school Ma!