Students arrange their own integrated prom

Students arrange their own integrated prom

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It’s hard to believe that in this day and age there are still things like segregate Proms.  But, they do still happen.  The schools will hold a Prom for the White students and another for the Black students.

The students at a rural Georgia high school have decided that they will have no more of it.  Four students, two White and two Black, at Wilcox County High School, decided to take things into their own hands.  They started a campaign to get donations to rent a hall, provide food, and so forth. Disc jockeys, photographers, and speakers have all agreed to donate their services for the Prom.

All is not peaceful in the community.  Some are throwing their support behind keeping the Proms segregated, despite the fact that it is illegal for public schools to do so.  Some think the issue is blown out of proportion.

I think it’s great that the kids have taken it upon themselves to right things.  Gives you a little more hope for the next generation, doesn’t it?

Here’s the story at the New York Time:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/us/in-rural-georgia-students-step-up-to-offer-integrated-prom.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

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