School District Holds First Official Integrated Prom (And Yes, You Are Reading This In 2014)

04/02/2014 10:22 am ET | Updated Apr 03, 2014
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A Georgia school district is just holding its first racially integrated prom.

This past weekend, Wilcox County High School in Rochelle sponsored a prom for both black and white students. In the past the school has not sponsored proms, but instead allowed parents to sponsor segregated, invitation-only events.

Love really has no color, and I want everybody to know that if you stand up for something you believe in only positive things can come from it,” Mareshia Rucker, a 2013 prom organizer told WMAZ-TV said at the time.

While the school has certainly taken a step forward by holding the integrated prom, some students do not feel that everyone at the school has been supportive of the event.

A representative for the school could not be reached for comment.

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