Apr 4, 2013 4:25 AM by Lacey Steele

School in Georgia will hold first ever integrated prom

This April 27, a high school in Georgia will be treated to something new.

Its first racially integrated prom.

The school in Wilcox County, Georgia mirrors the town.

It's colorful, but it's still all about black and white.

When wilcox county schools integrated, the annual school-sponsored prom ended.

Parents then raised money to host separate, segregated proms that still continue to this day.

Now, students have worked together to have their first integrated prom ever.

"In some way it'll shape the history of Wilcox County and what happens next," said Ethan Roundtree, who helped organize the integrated prom.

"When we put up our flyers, they got torn down," said Mareshia Rucker, who also helped organize the prom. "And I made a multiple amount of those, and every time that some got put up, they were torn down."

The group has experienced both support and backlash from classmates and the community.

Despite the division, they hope the small town can set its large racial differences aside, at least for one night.


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