The story of Ruby Bridges is an excellent example of conflict and
compromise. Ruby Bridges is the first African-American to attend a Southern
white elementary school after the law was changed to desegregate schools. The
conflict was integrating black and white students in the public schools when
the tradition and social norm was that these two members of society should
remain separate. It was argued that
education could be equal even though separate. The Supreme Court decreed that
that was not correct and that it was against the black american’s civil
rights.At the time of this historic moment Ruby Bridges was just six years old.
She attended William Frantz elementary school that first year with her mother
and US marshals around for her protection. Due to the violent mob that formed
outside of the school that first day she and the US Marshals remained in the
principal’s office for safety. Many of the parents of white students refused to
send their children to the school or refused to be in the same class as Ruby.
One of the many compromises was many of the parent’s returned their kids back
to the elementary school even though they wanted things to remain how it was originally . Some consequences
such as her father getting fired and and her grandparents getting kicked off
the property they’ve shared cropped on for thirty years.