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White Parents Protest Georgia High School Holding First Racially Integrated Prom | EJI, A History of Racial Injustice

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White Parents Protest Georgia High School Holding First Racially Integrated Prom | EJI, A History of Racial Injustice

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On April 21, 2007, Turner County High School students attended the school’s first racially integrated prom. Located in Ashburn, Georgia, a small, rural, peanut-farming town of 4,400 residents, the school’s racial demographics reflected those of the local community: 55% black and 45% white. The prom theme, “Breakaway,” was chosen to signify a break from the tradition of privately-funded, separate “white” and “black” proms sponsored by parent groups.

By EJI Staff, EJI
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