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Fort Wayne Youtheatre Brings Ruby Bridges To The Stage

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Writer and Director Gregory Stieber working with Jasmine Barnes, who plays Ruby Bridges.

In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school.

This weekend, Fort Wayne Youtheatre remembers that historic event with the premiere of “Ruby Bridges” the third play in Gregory Stieber’s “Young Heroes of Consciousness” series.

WBOI’s Julia Meek met with Stieber, and 9-year-old lead actress, Jasmine Barnes, to discuss the impact Ruby’s story continues to carry.

"Ruby Bridges"

Auer Black Box Theatre

February 5 @ 7

February 6-7 @ 2

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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