The calendar says the year is 2013 not 1963, but one Georgia high school is just now moving past segregation. Wilcox County high school in rural Georgia has always hosted two seperate proms. By having parents fund the dances the school avoided having to integrate the prom, but for this year's students, that wasn't going to work. Four female students, two black and two white, organized the prom so they could dance with all of their friends - no matter what race.
The four girls started a Facebook page where they generated interest and support from fellow students and other residents of the town. The page ended up getting over 30,000 "likes", far more than they had planned. Donors came forward to help the students carry out their dance and last weekend, roughly 100 students came out to dance, take pictures, listen to music and make memories at the Wilcox County High School first integrated prom.
"I feel like we are living Martin Luther King's dream," NBC station WMGT 41 quoted student Alexis Miller as saying. Miller, who is white, attended Saturday's event with her black boyfriend, according to an article in MSNBC.
As a student enrolled in online high school courses at James Madison High School, what do you think of this story?