Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day
Join us on Tuesday, November 14th to honor Ruby Bridges' courage. At six years old, she was the first Black student to enter an all-white school in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1960. Her experience inspired students at Martin Elementary in South San Francisco to help pass Senate Resolution 59, proclaiming November 14th as our state's Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.
We will gather at Hayward City Hall (777 B Street) at 8:15 a.m. We will hear speeches from our Burbank community and then we will walk together to Burbank Elementary.
We encourage all families to wear PURPLE. Please wear the t-shirt or any swag you received last year from our Ruby Bridges Walk.
Hot Chocolate will be served at City Hall.
Senate Resolution 59 officially proclaims November 14 as our state's Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.
The Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day is a day to
- Learn about and draw inspiration from the story of Ruby Bridges,
- Put Joy, Solidarity, and Action into play by taking Ruby's advice to "be kind, help each other out, and say no to all forms of bullying" and
- Join the nationwide movement to hold a Day of Dialogue in our community.
On November 14, 1960, at the tender age of six, Ruby Bridges became the first African American student to integrate into an elementary school in the South. Her simple but courageous act of showing up for school each day played an important part in the civil rights movement.