Jim Crow Please Sit Down

10liptak.600BACKWARDS — “A group of high school students in Wilcox County High School, GA., are taking a stand against their school’s practice of holding racially-segregated proms by organizing the first-ever integrated prom in the school’s history.

Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace, and Keela Bloodworth are lifelong friends, who say they do everything together. Stephanie and Keela are white; Mareshia and Quanesha are black, which means that they would not have been able to attend prom together, they told WSAV

‘We are all friends,’ Stephanie told WSAV. ‘That’s just kind of not right that we can’t go to prom together.’

The school holds separate proms for white and non-white students. Homecoming is also normally segregated, with separate courts for each race.”

Mark Hanrahan

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