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Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
This film presents the real-life tale of young Ruby Bridges (Chaz Monet), one of the first African-American children to attend an integrated school in the Deep South. At only age 6, Ruby is selected to attend an all-white school in New Orleans, causing an uproar in the racially divided region. Among the people who try to help Ruby adjust to the tense situation are teacher Barbara Henry (Penelope Ann Miller) and Dr. Robert Coles (Kevin Pollak), a child psychiatrist.

Cast: Chaz Monet, Penelope Ann Miller, Michael Beach, Lela Rochon, Diana Scarwid, Kevin Pollak, Jean Louisa Kelly, Kiara Tucker

Director: Euzhan Palcy

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Touching, Mother, 1960s, Inspiring, Father, Sacrifice, School, Underdog