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SJ 204 Commending Ruby Nell Bridges.

Introduced by: Henry L. Marsh III | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Commending Ruby Nell Bridges. Commends Ruby Nell Bridges, who as a kindergartner desegregated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960, following the United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. At the age of six, Ms. Bridges had to be escorted by federal marshals to school each day through a mob of fierce segregationists who threatened her and retaliated against her family. On February 24, 2004, Ms. Bridges addressed the metropolitan Richmond community at St. Catherine's School during the school's observance of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education to recount her experience during the ordeal and to promote racial unity, tolerance, respect, and appreciation of diversity.


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HISTORY

  • 02/25/04  Senate: Presented 044335756
  • 02/25/04  Senate: Laid on Clerk's Desk
  • 02/27/04  Senate: Introduced bill reprinted 044335756
  • 03/04/04  Senate: Engrossed by Senate
  • 03/04/04  Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
  • 03/04/04  Senate: Communicated to House
  • 03/05/04  House: Placed on Calendar
  • 03/05/04  House: Laid on Speaker's table
  • 03/12/04  House: Agreed to by House by voice vote
  • 03/18/04  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ204ER)