RUBY BRIDGES WALK TO SCHOOL DAY

NOVEMBER 14TH

STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO WEAR PURPLE OR STONEGATE SPIRIT WEAR ON NOV. 14TH. 
On November 14th, students had the conversation at Stonegate about the Ruby Bridges movement and its significance. Students walked on campus to commemorate Ruby Bridges' historic steps. Click HERE to learn more.

RUBY'S STORY

Six year old Ruby Bridges stepped into the history books in 1960 when she integrated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans becoming a national icon for the civil rights movement. Today her story continues to inspire the next generation of leaders to end racism.

This initiative started with a question from a group of AAA School Safety Patrollers from Martin Elementary in South San Francisco. Nearly 60 years later, as they were hearing Ruby’s story for the first time, and learning about her courage and bravery, they thought there should be a day to commemorate the movement she started. These students took their idea to the State Legislature and today the Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day will be recognized by the state of California on November 14 each year. Like Ruby, they lead the way and set an example for all of us to follow.

Today, Schools like Martin Elementary and Ruby Bridges Elementary in Alameda, California and Ruby Bridges Elementary in Woodinville, Washington continue to honor Ruby’s legacy in their own way. The latest initiative being The Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.