I thought I was born well outside of the era of segregation, but apparently, I was wrong.
While the Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, GA has been integrated since the 1970s, their proms have not. Until this year, the school hasn’t sponsored any proms. Instead, parents sponsored their own invitation-only events. And those events were segregated by race.
The push for an integrated prom began last year when students of all races organized their own prom outside of the school. They used social media to raise money and took care of all of the details themselves with donations and support fro...
By Susie Madrak — April 3, 2014