Ruby Bridges to deliver Tulane commencement address online

Ruby Bridges to deliver Tulane commencement address online
President Obama and Ruby Bridges view Rockwell's "The Problem we all live with" at the White House Photo credit Obama.archives.gov

(AP) — A key figure in the New Orleans civil rights movement will deliver the keynote address during online graduation ceremonies at Tulane University.

Tulane announced in a news release that Ruby Bridges will speak during the university's unified commencement event on Saturday, May 22.

Bridges was 6 years old when she enrolled in 1960 as the first Black student at a New Orleans elementary school.

She was escorted past crowds screaming racist slurs, an event memorialized in Norman Rockwell’s famous painting “The Problem We All Live With.”