Ga. Senior Class to Try Integrated Prom

Apr 10, 2007 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press

“People still think of how life was 20, 30 years ago”

Breaking from tradition, high school students in this small town are getting together for this year's prom.

Prom night at Turner County High has long been an evening of de facto segregation: white students organized their own unofficial prom, while black students did the same.

This year's group of seniors didn't want that legacy. When the four senior class officers _ two whites and two blacks _ met with Principal Chad Stone at the start of the school year, they had more on their minds than changes to the school's dress code. Read more

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Jerri Mannion

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Apr 10, 2007
 
CONGRATULATIONS ON TAKING THIS VERY IMPORTANT STEP IN CHANGING YOUR COMMUNITY AND MOVING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!
Sabrina

Lawrenceburg, TN

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Apr 10, 2007
 
It is about time. I remember trying to have an integrated prom or even a dance 20 years ago. I was informed that some student would not attend because of their parents. Even after that, for my 10yr reunion I attempted to have the reunion together and it failed. I am glad to say that last year we celebrated our 20yr reunion together. Time for change has been long overdue. When you learn better, you do better.
Best wishes to the SR. Class of2007
Kevin

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Apr 11, 2007
 
Word around town is there will be a party on the same night. I guess we haven't come that far. Plus, only about half of the tickets have sold. I, for one, don't think they should be forced to integrate the prom, if they don't want to. I think it would be good to do so, as long as it's what the students want.
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Nashville, GA

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Dec 23, 2007
 
i hate biggers
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Dec 23, 2007
 
wouldn't let me use a n
GoJags

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Good Luck
racism

Fort Benning, GA

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remove biggers and n.
Regina

Jacksonville, NC

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Mar 19, 2008
 
Congrats on intergrating the prom this year. I know how important prom is to you all. Again, congrads on this big step

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