Springfield students celebrate Ruby Bridges Day

SPRINGFIELD—Students across Lane County took part in the "Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day,” Monday, in honor of Bridges, the first Black student to attend an all-white public school when she was just six years old.

"Don't follow the path,” she said. “Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!"

Students were escorted by volunteers from the Lane African American Black Student Success Program (AABSS). Across Lane County, family . . .