West Linn and Wilsonville students commemorate Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day
In November 1960, Ruby Bridges, a Black elementary school student in Louisiana, stepped into an all-white school and changed history.
On Monday, Nov. 14, to honor her bravery, students from across the West Linn-Wilsonville School District walked to their schools to highlight that, no matter your age, you can change the world.
The day intends to show solidarity and promote civil change. While walking to school each day, Bridges, only six years old, encountered angry mobs spewing racist statements. But the first grader continued to attend school and her bravery ushered positive steps in the civil rights movement.
Students from Meridian Creek Middle School organized a walk by meeting up about 15 minutes away from their school. Each grade level at Lowrie Primary School took turns walking a loop around the school early in the morning Nov. 14.
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