Starting new tradition, high school throws first integrated prom
“The school is making changes _ and they're long overdue”
As parents and teachers watched, dozens of Turner County seniors circled a graying city auditorium that was transformed for a night into a tropical scene.
And, for the first time, the faces of the students were white and black.
Prom had officially returned to Turner County High School.
Black and white students at the southern Georgia school have been partying separately for decades _ a form of self-imposed segregation that still lingered generations after the civil rights movement began. Read more
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#1 Apr 24, 2007
uhh wow i didnt know that they still had seperate proms im black and i live in pa i couldnt imagin my proms and dances without white ppl eww that state is werid its 2007 not 1957 come on
#2 Apr 24, 2007
Welcome to 2007 Ashburn.
#3 Apr 25, 2007
Well, I'm from this county and I'm so proud that my senior class finally got the proms together. It was long overdue. I'm just glad that students will be together at prom and homecoming now and for years to come.
#5 Oct 28, 2008
Ashburn only sees the colours "black" and "white".
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