Students at William Franz Elementary School yell at police officers during a protest against desegregation at the school. Some carry signs stating “All I Want For Christmas is a Clean White School” and “Save Segregation Vote, States Rights Pledged Electors.” November 15, 1960, William Franz Elementary School, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Women crowd the sidewalk and jeer as [white mother] Mrs. James Gabrielle, with police escort, walks her daughter home after day in integrated William Frantz school in New Orleans, November 30, 1960. Few white children are in the school which one black girl attends. The crowd wants a total white boycott.
U.S. Deputy Marshals escort six-year-old Ruby Bridges from William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, La., in Nov. 1960. The first-grader is the only black child enrolled in the school, where parents of white students are boycotting the court-ordered integration law and are taking their children out of school.
Federal Marshal Wallace Downs rides in auto with wide-eyed girl, Gail Etienne, to McDonogh 19 school in New Orleans, November 14, 1960. The first-grader was one of four entered in two previously all-white schools in the city.