WELCOME TO THE EAST VALLEY NAACP - ARIZONA (1008-B)
RUBY BRIDGES PAINT NIGHT FUNDRAISER
On November 14, 1960, six year-old Ruby Bridges became the first Black child to attend a previously all-white elementary school in the South. Every white parent withdrew their child from the school. Every teacher at the school resigned from their position. Ruby even received death threats. Despite it all, Ruby Bridges excelled in her classes.
On May 12, 2023, the East Valley NAACP celebrated Ruby's historic walk to school. Professional local Black artist, Carla Keaton, guided participants of all ages during a very special Paint Ruby Bridges Paint Night. It was a wonderful evening of remembrance, gratitude, and fellowship.
Become a member and help organize future events celebrating Black history, culture, and achievement!
Kiana Maria Sears, President East Valley NAACP
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