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School Holds First Integrated Prom

In the rural deep South, racial segregation is dying a slow death. Georgia's Wilcox County High School is helping fight for change, holding its first-ever integrated prom this weekend. Although a "white prom" was held, nearly half the school registered for this weekend's version. The prom was spearheaded by a group of four girls who campaigned at school and online (their Facebook group has 24,000 likes). They were able to raise enough for a ballroom rental, gift bags, and food. DJs and photographers from all over the country volunteered their services for the night. The school board plans to vote soon on making proms official school events, prohibiting segregation in the future.

April 27, 2013 11:16 AM