Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child known for being the first black child to desegregate the all- white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana at the age of 6 during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960.

Inspired by Ruby Bridges story, a 6- year-Old Girl from Arkansas, named Little Jodie dressed like during her school’s book character parade to pay homage to the civil rights icon. To complete the costume Jodie’s father, a U.S. Marshal, posted next to her.


Brandy Coates Thornton, posted the photo on Facebook, before it was shared on the “Because Of Them we Can” Instagram account, where it gained more than 12,000 likes.


The civil activist, now 62 years old, was escorted by four federal marshals into William Frantz Elementary School.