Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

All students are encouraged to walk to school to honor Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.
The San Mateo County Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools approved the adoption of Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day in San Mateo County, to be honored annually on November 14 at the request of students from Deborah Carlino's fifth-grade class at South San Francisco Unified School District's (SSFUSD) Martin Elementary School.
Ruby Bridges became a symbol of the civil rights movement at age six, when she was the youngest of a group of African American students designated to integrate schools in the American South. On November 14, 1960, her first day of school at William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Ruby was escorted to school by four federal marshals and spent the entire day in the principal's office as irate parents marched into the school to remove their children.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018