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"Four girls in Rochelle, Ga. are fighting to do in their hometown what the Civil Rights Act was meant to do for all of America in 1964: end segregation.

 

WSAV in Georgia reports that Wilcox County High School holds two proms for its students: a whites-only prom, and an integrated prom. WSAV notes that the school has never had a fully inclusive prom in its history."

 

 

 

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/04/georgia_high_school_students_fight_for_first_ever_integrated_prom/

 

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This is a town of about 1,400 people. Race question aside, are there really enough kids going to the prom for them to hold two of them?

 

Blacks are the majority - which makes this even stranger. As of the 2000 census, the racial makeup of the town was 46.08% white, 52.79% black. 

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