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    William Frantz Elementary School

    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.

    Site Information

    Phone: (504) 355-4172

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

    Attraction Info: ADA Accessible, Quick Stop

    Online Resources: http://akiliacademy.org/

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