EDUCATION
11/18/2010 12:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

50 Years Later: Ruby Bridges Returns To School Where She Challenged Segregation

Fifty years ago, while American education remained officially segregated, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges was the first black student to set foot in New Orleans' William Frantz School.

Bridges' march into the school, accompanied by federal agents, was immortalized in acclaimed artist Norman Rockwell's painting, "The Problem We All Live With."

CBS News reports Bridges recently returned to the building, left in shambles by Hurricane Katrina, to reunite with an old classmate and look back at the challenges they faced desegregating the school.

All these years later, Bridges wonders: has the country really moved past segregation?

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