Georgia high school still holding segregated prom

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by KVUE and KGW staff

NWCN.com

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. –A high school in the south-central part of Georgia still holds segregated proms – one for white teenagers, one for everyone else.

Homecoming is also segregated, although this year, the school let students elect just one king and one queen.

Quanesha Wallace won homecoming queen, but because the king is white, they can’t attend the same dance.

"I felt like there had to be a change because for me to be a black person and the king to be a white person, I felt like, you know why can't we come together," Wallace said.

The king and queen even had to take separate photos for the yearbook.

Apparently, this is allowed to go on because the dances are not sanctioned by the school.

The senior class is raising money to pay for the integrated prom, without the help of school officials. It will be held April 27. The students said the school offered a resolution to permit an integrated prom for all students to attend, but not stop segregated proms.

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