Ruby Bridges Walk

An estimated 100 students, ranging in age from 4 to 14, met at the Edgemar Fire Station on Monday morning to participate in the Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day event. Students wore purple beanies and carried banners for the event.

On Monday morning, Raina Davis-Turner and Georgina Byrch walked from the Pacifica Fire Station on Edgemar to Ocean Shore School in Pacifica, carrying a handwritten poster that read, “RUBY WALKED FOR JUSTICE & EQUALITY FOR ALL.” The second-graders were marching in a large crowd of parents and students who had gathered to celebrate Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.

“Ruby Bridges was a Black girl who went to an all-white school,” said Raina.

Pacifica students carry a banne

Pacifica students carry a banner commemorating Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on Monday.

April Seager is a staff writer covering events and endeavors in the Coastside community. She received a master of arts in German literature from Brigham Young University and completed graduate work in German studies at Washington University in St. Louis. 

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