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Students seek recognition for civil rights icon

Three years ago, fifth-graders in Deborah Carlino's class at Martin Elementary School in California learned about Ruby Bridges, the 6-year-old black girl who endured threats and hatred for attending a segregated white school in 1960, and wondered why she wasn't better known. That class and its successors have worked to get their school district, city and county to recognize Nov. 14 as Ruby Bridges Day and are now taking their efforts statewide.

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