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Ruby Bridges: And a Child Shall Lead Them

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Published on Oct 11, 2012

Ruby Bridges is a portrait of strength and courage who was an advocate for justice at a young age. Bridges brings her story to life for 3,000 advocates for children during the Children's Defense Fund 2012 National Conference. Watch, listen, share, and organize to level the playing field for all children in America. This and other sessions from the CDF's National Conference are now available on DVD http://bit.ly/T1M81D .

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  1. 1

    Dr. Terrell Strayhorn: Mentorship and Roadblocks

  2. 2

    Who's Looking for Me?

  3. 3

    Shawon Jackson: Education Matters

  4. 4

    Marvin Perry: College Is Sport

  5. 5

    Javon Mullings: Knowledge Is Power

  6. 6

    Sixto Cancel: It's Up to Me

  7. 7

    2014 Freedom Schools: A Children’s March

  8. 8

    Act Now to Create a Strong Start for Children

  9. 9

    Happy 17th Birthday CHIP!

  10. 10

    Black Men In College: Four Success Stories

  11. 11

    CDF Freedom Schools®: Knowledge Makes Us Happy

  12. 12

    Maya Angelou: I'm a Rainbow in Somebody's Cloud

  13. 13

    Marian Wright Edelman on the coming crisis: Summer Hunger

  14. 14

    Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools® Program

  15. 15

    Children and Guns: We Can Do Better

  16. 16

    PBS Newshour Highlights CDF Freedom Schools

  17. 17

    Arloc Sherman: Food Stamps Can Make All the Difference

  18. 18

    Marian Wright Edelman Testifies Before House Committee

  19. 19

    Taking Charge: Clarke County School District

  20. 20

    Kathleen McCartney: Strong Start for All America's Children

  21. 21

    Save 8 Million Children's Health Care

  22. 22

    CDF Freedom Schools®: Headlight to Future

  23. 23

    Laurence Steinberg: Keep Children Out of the Juvenile Justice System

  24. 24

    Improving the Odds for America's Children: A question of political will

  25. 25

    Sara Rosenbaum: We've Come a Long Way, Baby!

  26. 26

    Marian Wright Edelman: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know

  27. 27

    Asiae Roberts: 2014 CDF-Ohio Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  28. 28

    Help CDF

  29. 29

    Yee Leng Thao: 2014 CDF-Minnesota Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  30. 30

    CDF Freedom Schools®: Incubator for Change

  31. 31

    Luigji Camaj: 2014 CDF-New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  32. 32

    Devonte Miller: 2014 CDF-Minnesota Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  33. 33

    Ramiro Sanchez Maldonado: 2014 CDF-Minnesota Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  34. 34

    2014 CDF-New York Beat the Odds®: Rising Stars

  35. 35

    South Carolina Hall of Fame: Marian Wright Edelman's Acceptance Speech

  36. 36

    Tamera Larkins: 2014 CDF-Minnesota Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  37. 37

    Alezaihvia Melendez: 2013 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  38. 38

    Hillary Rodham Clinton: Strong and Effective Voice for Children

  39. 39

    Craig Phillip: 2014 CDF-New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  40. 40

    Children's Defense Fund: Champions Changing The Odds for Children

  41. 41

    We Need Immigration Reform Now!

  42. 42

    Alexis Metcalfe: 2013 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  43. 43

    The Truth About A Gun in the Home

  44. 44

    Stephanie Fabian: 2013 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

  45. 45

    We Can Prevent Gun Violence

  46. 46

    Science Saves Lives: Protect Children, Not Guns

  47. 47

    Faith Communities: Locomotive Not Caboose

  48. 48

    Voices You Should Have Heard: Alayna Eagle Shield

  49. 49

    Gun Violence Is A Major Public Health Problem

  50. 50

    Ben Bernanke: Investment in Early Childhood Programs Promise Big Returns

  51. 51

    Voices You Should Have Heard: Sofia Campos

  52. 52

    Hillary Rodham Clinton: CDF 40

  53. 53

    Mike Ruff: Changing the Narrative about Black Male Achievement

  54. 54

    Janol Vinson: Changing the Narrative about Black Male Achievement

  55. 55

    Darryl Briggs: Changing the Narrative about Black Male Achievement

  56. 56

    Michael Tubbs: Shifting the Narrative about Black Male Achievement

  57. 57

    Struggle for Justice

  58. 58

    Educating for Success

  59. 59

    Neighborhood Watch

  60. 60

    Ella Baker Trainers Music Video

  61. 61

    Cheers and Chants: CDF Freedom Schools® Harambee

  62. 62

    CDF Freedom Schools® Harambee

  63. 63

    Read Aloud: CDF Freedom Schools® Harambee

  64. 64

    Join the Fight

  65. 65

    FACES OF COURAGE: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy

  66. 66

    FACES OF COURAGE: Sarah Brady

  67. 67

    FACES OF COURAGE: Jodi Sandoval

  68. 68

    FACES OF COURAGE: Nardyne Jefferies

  69. 69

    Life As a CDF Intern

  70. 70

    Bob Moses: The Nation's Dirty Secret

  71. 71

    Rev. Dr. Lewis Anthony: Confront the Demons

  72. 72

    Protect Children Not Guns: What's Going On

  73. 73

    Marian Wright Edelman: Join the Movement for Children

  74. 74

    Time for Sensible Gun Control Laws

  75. 75

    Moms Demand Action: Have a Heart- Protect Children Not Guns

  76. 76

    March on Washington for Gun Control: Colin Goddard

  77. 77

    Trayvon's death - Not in Vain

  78. 78

    Hollywood Honors Star Young People

  79. 79

    Geoffrey Canada: Be Careful What You Cut

  80. 80

    Geoffrey Canada: Poverty Knows No Color or City Limits

  81. 81

    Michelle Alexander: A Movement to End Mass Incarceration

  82. 82

    Vincent Harding: Are You Ready to Heal George Zimmerman?

  83. 83

    Clemmie Greenlee: Power in Redemption

  84. 84

    Deborah Jewell Sherman: Compassion, Not Suspension for Our Children

  85. 85

    Craig Ramey: Fear of a Level Playing Field

  86. 86

    Robert Belfanz: School's In: Where are Our Children?

  87. 87

    Jerry Weast: Support Our Teachers

  88. 88

    Bryan Stevenson: Ending the Politics of Fear and Anger

  89. 89

    Vincent Harding: Creating America

  90. 90

    James Lawson: We Have a Long Way to Go

  91. 91

    Jeff Johnson: How to Act

  92. Ruby Bridges: And a Child Shall Lead Them

  93. 93

    Dolores Huerta: Together, We Can Make a Difference

  94. 94

    Gibran Thomas: I am Legend

  95. 95

    The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr.: No Justice, No Righteousness

  96. 96

    Robert Edgar: We are the Leaders We have been waiting for

  97. 97

    Geoffrey Canada: Lessons on Leadership

  98. 98

    Overview of the Children's Defense Fund

  99. 99

    Portrait of Inequality Video

  100. 100

    Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like

  101. 101

    Step Up for Children

  102. 102

    Jeremy Smith: A CDF Freedom Schools Success Story

  103. 103

    Michelle Alexander: Dec. 15, 2010 at BCCC

  104. 104

    Arrests in School: Where the Pipeline to Prison Begins

  105. 105

    Affordable Care Act Fact: Pre-existing Conditions Covered

  106. 106

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Praises CDF Freedom Schools

  107. 107

    Dr. Jeanne Middleton Hairston: What is CDF Freedom Schools®?

  108. 108

    Mary Nell McPherson: The magic of Freedom Schools in Charlotte

  109. 109

    I'm Stepping Up

  110. 110

    CDF Freedom Schools® Are Stepping Up

  111. 111

    Student Leaders Speak Out!

  112. 112

    Michael Tubbs: 4 Organizing Lessons from David and Goliath

  113. 113

    Marian Wright Edelman on the Need for Student Leadership Now

  114. 114

    From Head Start to Harvard

  115. 115

    Child Sex Trafficking in the United States

  116. 116

    Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock at the 2008 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry

  117. 117

    Children Need a Bailout Too

  118. 118

    Listen to the Freedom Singers

  119. 119

    Kristie Kauerz

  120. 120

    Linda Sullivan-Dudzic

  121. 121

    Thomas Shultz: Full-Day Kindergarten Makes a Difference

  122. 122

    Lisa Guernsey: The Benefits of Full-Day Kindergarten

  123. 123

    Jerlean E. Daniel: Full-Day Kindergarten Left Behind

  124. 124

    Carol Brunson Day: Building an Early Childhood System

  125. 125

    Improving Support for Teachers: No More One-Shot Workshops at the Mariott

  126. 126

    Juvenile Court Judges Have Bigger Fish to Fry Than Suspended Students

  127. 127

    Reevaluating School Discipline: Keep Kids in School

  128. 128

    Cheating our Children

  129. 129

    The Talk - Marian Wright Edelman on Children Poverty in America

  130. 130

    Marian Wright Edelman: Dec. 14, 2010 at BCCC

  131. 131

    Jerry Weast: Getting the Start Right in Education

  132. 132

    Portrait of Inequality

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