The Student Engagement, Responsibility, and Volunteerism in our Elementary Schools (SERVES) brings us the opportunity to honor and celebrate Ruby Bridges. This November 14th, consider walking to school from home or joining your school’s organized walk, and share the story of Ruby Bridges with your children.
Who is Ruby Bridges? On November 14, 1960, 6-year-old Ruby made history when she became the first Black student to attend the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. Every day, the first grader was escorted by four federal marshals, who protected her from a mob of angry protesters. Her courage made her a symbol in the Civil Rights movement to desegregate schools across the country.