Yesterday morning KairosPDX invited the community to join in the school’s Second Annual Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.
KairosPDX Learning Academy Public Charter School student Leaders walked to the campus, located at 4915 N Gantenbein Ave., in the heart of the historic Albina District. Thereafter, they conducted a school-wide assembly featuring student presentations, songs and dances to commemorate the bravery of Ruby Bridges, the first African American child to integrate a white southern elementary school in 1960. They honored her courage and determination, and recommitted themselves to creating a more just and equitable society.
Joining in the assembly were representatives of various HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) who participated in the celebration.