Georgia’s Wilcox High School Set to Hold Its First Integrated Prom
We previously posted news about the struggle Wllcox County High School students were having in trying to host the school’s first racially integrated prom.
Well, Saturday the integrated prom will actually be held:
A group of Georgia high school students are making history by challenging the segregation of their high school prom. Thanks to their efforts and the support of groups like the NAACP, Wilcox County High will hold its first-ever integrated prom this Saturday, nearly 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education desegregated the nation’s school system. In the past, the proms have been organized by private groups, and parents behind the “white prom” have refused to let African-American students attend. Local officials say the segregated prom has continued because it is organized privately, out of the school district’s control. News of the case spread quickly over social media, fueling support and donations for an integrated prom from as far away as Australia and South Korea.
Read more and watch an interview with two of the organizers at Democracy Now!
Congratulations to the students at Wilcox High who successfully organized, demanded, and created change!
Enjoy yourselves this weekend.