On Nov. 17, ACPS is celebrating the brave action of one historical figure during the first national Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day. Students across the country will walk to honor the young student who played a part in the advancement of civil rights.
In November 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first Black student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, escorted by federal marshals. Inspired by her courage, a group of AAA School Safety Patrollers led the charge in 2018 for a day to commemorate the movement that she started.
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day provides a learning opportunity about the civil rights movement as students also experience the benefits of walking to school. ACPS students can join in as Bridges’ story continues to inspire the next generation of leaders to address racism one step at a time.