Ruby Bridges is escorted to her New Orleans elementary school on November 14 by Deputy U.S. Marshals who are called upon to help integrate the educational institutions of the city. The opposition to her entry and her protectors inspire artist Norman Rockwell to create an illustration, later becoming famous, entitled "The Problem We All Live With," for Look magazine. In 2000, Ms. Bridges is appointed an honorary Deputy U.S. Marshal.
THE McDONOGH THREE
In addition to Ruby Bridges, three other girls: Gail Etienne, Tessie Prevost, and Leona Tate, were concurrently escorted to a separate school then known as McDonogh #19. At the time, it was believed that this school would receive more protestors. The old school has since been converted to a museum.