Tag: segregation

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Generation Y

Segregated prom tradition yields to unity

Students danced for hours to music provided by Pete’s Mobile DJ Service from Houston DJ Pete Armendariz read about the integrated prom on CNN.com and offered up his services at no cost. (CNN Photo/Brandon Ancil) by Jamie Gumbrecht WILCOX COUNTY, Georgia (CNN) — It’s a springtime tradition in this stretch of the magnolia midlands for crowds to gather at high school students’ proms. They’ll cheer for teens in tuxedos and gowns while an announcer reads what the students will do once they leave this pecan grove skyline.

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National

How MLK became an angry Black man

FREE AT LAST–Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy (background) leave Birmingham City Jail following their release on April 20, 1963, after eight days of imprisonment. (AP Photo) by John Blake (CNN) — By the time Clarence Jones reached him, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was in bad shape.