RUBY BRIDGES CIVIL RIGHTS ICON’S MOTHER DEAD AT 86

Lucille Bridges, who made a historic walk with her 6-year-old daughter, Ruby Bridges, in 1960 — into a segregated New Orleans public school — has died. Ruby announced her mother’s passing Tuesday night … calling her a hero and “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” Lucille’s cause of death is unknown but Ruby paid a touching tribute to her saying, “Today our country lost a hero. Brave, progressive, a champion for change. She helped alter the course of so many lives by setting me out on my path as a six…

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