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Mayor Bowser to Proclaim “Ruby Bridges Day” on 59th Anniversary of Her Historic First Day of Classes

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, November 14, at 2:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join students to proclaim November 14, 2019, “Ruby Bridges Day” on the 59th anniversary of the day she became the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.

The Mayor’s proclamation originated from a letter she received from third-grade student Temima Genauer, who asked for a day to honor Ruby Bridges and celebrate her bravery.

Thursday, November 14, at 2:30 pm

Mayor Bowser 
Temima Genauer, Student, Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School
Excel Academy Students

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Avenue,  NW
*Closest Metro Stations: Smithsonian and Federal Triangle Stations*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).