Every day this 6-year-old was escorted by US Marshalls all day long. She was the only child in her first-grade classroom.
Every day crowds spat at her and shouted those horrible threats as she entered and left school. Ruby lost her appetite.
Another woman held up a small coffin with a black doll in it –
this terrified Ruby and gave her nightmares.
Nonetheless, Ruby prayed each morning as she was being driven to school:
"Please be with me, God, and be with those people too.
Forgive them because they don't know what they're doing.”
As an adult, Ruby wrote: "The greatest lesson I learned that year was the lesson
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to teach us all:
Never judge people by the color of their skin.