Fighting Discrimination

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WILCOX COUNTY, Georgia

For decades Wilcox County High School has had two separate proms, casually known as black prom and white prom. The school doesn’t sponsor the dance so it has been up to the parents and their children- the students to organize their own. This year, the students decided to break that trend by organizing their own prom open to all races. Led by one brave senior, Mareshia Rucker and three other students, the school hosted their first integrated prom. The event was a huge success and gained attention nationwide.

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