Today’s topic of the day, the first integrated prom in Abbeville, Georgia. Until this year Wilcox County High School has been holding segregated proms. That’s even though the schools were integrated some 30 years ago. In fact, last year , a biracial student was turned away at the prom by police.
This year, a black girl was named prom queen, but she wasn’t invited to the school prom. So that got students thinking it’s time to integrate the annual dance. They started raising money — but the response wasn’t all positive. The integrated prom has been scheduled for April 27.