Georgia Students Hold Their First Integrated Prom

Published 04/29 2013 02:42PM

Updated 04/29 2013 02:44PM


(WMGT)  Dressed in glorious ball gowns and tuxedos, Wilcox County, Georgia high school seniors slipped into limousines headed off to senior prom; it's a celebration of the school's year end and the beginning of a new era.

"I feel like we are living Martin Luther King's dream," said Alexis Miller.

Miller, a Caucasian student at Wilcox County High School, dates an African-American. For decades, separate segregated dances divided the community and forced students like Miller to choose a side, until now. On Saturday night, Miller and her boyfriend dressed up and went to Wilcox County's first integrated prom together.

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