South San Francisco celebrates Ruby Bridges Day

South San Francisco Mayor Karyl Matsumoto welcomed more than 150 students at City Hall before walking with them to school along with school district officials as a way to honor Ruby Bridges Day in the South San Francisco Unified School District. On Nov. 14, 1960, Ruby Bridges was one of the first African American students to integrate our nation’s southern schools in New Orleans. At only 6 years old, Ruby Bridges became a symbol of integration that fueled the civil rights movement. In 2018, fifth graders at Martin Elementary School in South San Francisco, wanted to honor Ruby Bridges. They circulated a petition to create a ‘Ruby Bridges Day’ in the school district. The school board approved and designated Nov. 14 as Ruby Bridges Day at every public school in the district. The county has followed suit.

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