A group of Rochelle, Georgia students are attempting to organize the first integrated prom at their high school.
The school – Wilcox High – hosts separate proms for white and black students. Last year, a biracial student tried to attend the white prom and was turned away by police.
The students are being met with resistance; signs promoting the idea have been torn down.
Their school has agreed to allow an integrated prom, but will still hold the segregated proms, and they’re refusing to fund the event.