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Civil Rights Pioneer Thanks US Marshal

Updated: Aug 30, 2020

Woman who was escorted into school as one of the first black students, age 6, offers thanks 53 years later to the white U.S. Marshal who protected her....

Bridges was in first-grade when she started attending William Frantz Elementary School on Nov. 14, 1960, as the court-ordered integration of public schools began in New Orleans.

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"It was a privilege to be able to do what I did, even though it was one of my duties. Everybody says it was just another job to do, but it was a wonderful job,' said Burks, who lives in Logansport, Indiana." READ MORE

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