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Ruby Bridges Movies

If you are looking for great movies to watch during Black History Month, Women’s History month, or supplement at-home learning, you’ll want to check out these Ruby Bridges movies.

At the tender age of six, Ruby Bridges advanced the cause of civil rights in November 1960 when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South.

Movies About Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach (Actors)
  • Euzhan Palcy (Director) - Toni Ann Johnson (Writer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Ruby Bridges

When six-year-old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American to integrate her local elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the first time. | Stream on Disney+

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Ruby Bridges helped to desegregate schools in the south during the Civil Rights Movement. What did you think of Ruby Bridges? 

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Make your own timeline about her life and her story of bravery! This is a 2 printable page activity to use as a reference for a social studies project or to make a timeline of someone’s life. You can make a timeline of Ruby’s story by printing this Ruby Bridges printable.

Is the movie Ruby Bridges on Netflix?

Unfortunately, the movie Ruby Bridges is not available on Netflix. You can rent or buy Ruby Bridges on Amazon or Stream on Disney+ with a membership.

Is the movie Ruby Bridges true?

Ruby Bridges is based on the true tale of a 6-year-old Black child who was chosen by the NAACP to attend an all-White school in New Orleans in 1960 owing to her good test results.

Is Ruby Bridges movie on Amazon Prime?

Yes, you can rent or buy Ruby Bridges on Amazon:

Ruby Bridges
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach (Actors)
  • Euzhan Palcy (Director) - Toni Ann Johnson (Writer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Ruby Bridges

Is Ruby Bridges a movie for kids?

It’s a strong PG-13 picture, but it’s absolutely not suitable for anyone under the age of 10 or 11 due to the very disturbing nature of the racial harassment this little girl faces. Check out this Ruby Bridges Movie Review by Common Sense Media.

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To continue this unit study, check out these Black History month writing prompts.


If you’d like to continue with a women’s history unit study, check out the “Her Story in History” packet, too.


See who is also on this list of 15 African Americans Who Changed History. 

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