Integrated Prom

ASHBURN, Ga. (AP) -- There have always been two proms for students at Turner County High School in Ashburn, Georgia: one for whites and one for blacks.

But not this year.

The students have decided to hold one prom, with every junior and senior invited.

The theme for the April 21st dance is "Breakaway."

About 55 percent of students at Turner County High are black and most of the rest are white. Senior class president James Hall, who is black, says it was time for a change.

Ashburn, which is located about 75 miles south of Macon, has about four-thousand residents.

There also was another big change this year. Instead of a white and black homecoming queen, there was just one, a mixed-race student.


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