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A Happy Blow to Segregation in Georgia


I was delighted to read this story, but amazed that such a thing as segregated school activities still exist in United States society. What an abysmal mark on our world is that of racial prejudice and inequity.

By Kristi Keck

ASHBURN, Georgia (CNN) — Students of Turner County High School started what they hope will become a new tradition: Black and white students attended the prom together for the first time on Saturday.

In previous years, parents had organized private, segregated dances for students of the school in rural Ashburn, Georgia, 160 miles south of Atlanta.

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It is my understanding that it was senior James Hall and his classmates themselves who put an end to the segregation formerly found in these celebrations. I heartily congratulate them.


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