The Ruby Bridges Foundation

On November 14, 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges desegregated William Frantz Public School in New Orleans. The date marked the first elementary school integration in the Deep South. Ruby Bridgeswalk into school was famously depicted in Norman Rockwells The Problem We All Live With” — a work of art that remains an iconic image of the Civil Rights Movement.

Ragusa helped Ms. Bridges and the Ruby Bridges Foundation receive national recognition with an award-winning PR strategy. Perhaps most notably, Ragusa coordinated the hanging of the Rockwell in the White House and the historic visit between Ms. Bridges and President Barack Obama. Ragusa was named a finalist in PR News2012 Nonprofit PR Award in Media Relations on behalf of the Foundation.

This success story features widespread national media coverage, including:

  • PBS
  • BBC
  • CNN
  • The Washington Post
  • Discovery
  • CBS Evening News
  • BET
  • NPR
  • AOL News