Georgia School District Holds First Official Integrated Prom

Wilcox County High School in Georgia held its first integrated prom in March 2014. | Comstock via Getty Images
Wilcox County High School in Georgia held its first integrated prom in March 2014. | Comstock via Getty Images

A Georgia school district is just holding its first racially integrated prom.

This past weekend, Wilcox County High School in Rochelle sponsored a prom for both black and white students. In the past the school has not sponsored proms, but instead allowed parents to sponsor segregated, invitation-only events.

Last year, a group of students organized a prom for students of all colors, although the school did not officially hold the event. The students raised money for the event via social media.

Love really has no color, and I want everybody to know that if you stand up for something you believe in only positive things can come from it,” Mareshia Rucker, a 2013 prom organizer told WMAZ-TV said at the time.

While the school has certainly taken a step forward by holding the integrated prom, some students do not feel that everyone at the school has been supportive of the event.

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Source: Black Voices | Rebecca Klein

One comment

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