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Baton Rouge federal courthouse hosts annual African-American History Month program

Baton Rouge federal courthouse hosts annual African-American History Month program

POSTED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:04pm

Students, adults and civil rights pioneers came together to celebrate today at the federal court house to commemorate Black History Month.

The 18th Annual Federal Courthouse African-American History Month Program featured Ruby Bridges, the first black child integrated into an all-white school.

She spoke about her experiences during those difficult times and how life has now changed.

Dozens of people were inside the courthouse for the event.

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