To celebrate Black History Month, Joy Lee (’25) designed and decorated the entrance to the Education classroom in tribute to Ruby Bridges. The door invites all who enter to share how “We are Brave like Ruby.” Eva Furman (’23) also created a display of children’s books by and about Ruby.

In 1954, in the landmark case Brown vs the Board of Education, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that “separate-but-equal” education was unequal and unfair. Six years later, in 1960, first-grader Ruby Bridges, at age six, integrated an all-white New Orleans elementary school, escorted by law enforcement to protect her from a mob of angry protestors. Ruby’s bravery is inspirational. To show our commitment to developing, supporting, and fighting for equitable learning, students, faculty and visitors are asked to fill out a heart declaring how we will be brave like Ruby.