Selena Gomez continues to do her part to amplify Black voices. In recent weeks, the pop star has been handing the reins of her Instagram account to Black activists and luminaries to share their stories, and on Sunday (June 14), she lent her platform to Ruby Bridges, the woman best known for making history as the first Black student to desegregate an elementary school in the South back in 1960 at just six years old.
After thanking Gomez and introducing herself to the superstar's nearly 180 million followers, Bridges made good use of the moment by sharing never-before-seen footage from the day she entered first grade at New Orleans' all-white William Frantz Elementary School.
"It will help you to understand why I think we Black and brown sisters and brothers need to stand united in this fight to save Black and brown lives," Bridges said before playing the clip. "I want you to remember that it is all of our shared history. This is your legacy, too."