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Ga.’s Wilcox County Students Fight Tradition of Segregated Proms

In Georgia’s Wilcox County, segregation is still alive for a special event that marks a young person’s passage into adulthood. Now a group of students are looking to change that.

Wilcox County High School student Quanesha Wallace and her friends are organizing an integrated prom this year in response to the county’s tradition of segregated proms. That is because the school board doesn’t oversee the proms, but rather they are considered private events that are operated by parents.

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