Rare Photos from World War II

German Soldier Sharing Food With Russian Woman

German Soldiers Destorying Rail Tracks

Hitler Marching in Paris

London After An Air Raid (rare color photo) 

Dresden In Ruins (Germany)

Ruby Bridges - first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South [1960]

Ruby Bridges, the brave little African American girl's entry into an all-white school on November 14, 1960.

Teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Only one person agreed to teach Ruby and that was Barbara Henry, from Boston, Massachusetts, and for over a year Mrs. Henry taught her alone, "as if she were teaching a whole class."

Every morning, as Bridges walked to school, one woman would threaten to poison her; because of this, the U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower, who were overseeing her safety, only allowed Ruby to eat food that she brought from home.

Another woman at the school put a black baby doll in a wooden coffin and protested with it outside the school, a sight that Bridges said "scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us."

At her mother's suggestion, Bridges began to pray on the way to school, which she found provided protection from the comments yelled at her on the daily walks.

This is how she looks today. She is an activist and a philanthropist. 

Subscribe to our newsletter

Enter your e-mail address and we will keep you updated with all the interesting photos and news published on our blog. Your e-mail is safe with us!