Georgia NAACP joins call for integrated prom after students plan their own dance
POSTED: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 11:48am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Leaders of the Georgia NAACP stood before the Wilcox County School Board at its work session and said it is time for the adults to follow the lead of the students.
"These children want to go to prom together. I cannot understand that in the year 2013 there are segregated proms in Wilcox County," said Edward DuBose, President of the Georgia NAACP.
Currently, neither the board nor Wilcox County High School sponsors a prom. For decades, parents and students have held separate parties for white students and black students and called them "proms."
Four seniors this year decided to change that.
Keela Bloodworth and her friends said they do everything together and prom should be one of the things they celebrate together.
"We're basically siblings," said Bloodworth. "We've spent more time together than anyone else."
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