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Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons


February 25, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools.

"When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that should be the next civil rights movement, you know, is to ban the assault weapons so that our babies can be safe," Hall said.

She spoke at a gala in Jackson, Mississippi, where she was one of five activists being honored for advancing civil rights.

Hall, now 63, is a native of Tylertown, Mississ...

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