Six years after the Supreme Court declared in its 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students were unconstitutional, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges' walk to the William Frantz Public School in New Orleans represented a victory for the American civil rights movement.

She visited the White House to see the Norman Rockwell painting commemorating the historic milestone on the wall outside of the Oval Office, and got more than just a tour: President Obama told her, "I think it's fair to say that if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be here today."

Read more at the White House blog.

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