In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first black student to attend previously all-white William Frantz Elementary School. While the former William Frantz Elementary building now houses Akili Academy, a charter school, Ruby’s legacy is preserved at the site. A statue of Ruby stands in the school’s courtyard, and classroom 2306 has been restored to the way it would have looked when she attended the school. Tours of the facility can be scheduled through the Akili Academy website’s contact page.

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Address: 3811 North Galvez Street, New Orleans, LA, United States

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http://akiliacademy.org/

William Frantz Elementary School

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