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Girl who changed her school's tradition to be honored

WILCOX CO., GA (WALB) -

A young woman that gained national attention for spear-heading the first integrated prom at her high school is being honored in Canada.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg will be displaying her prom dress and shoes along with her story.

Mareshia Rucker has been doing interviews and public speeches since her senior prom last year.

She said people are surprised to hear what some young people still deal with.

"Things like this issues of this nature still exist in the 21st century and so going to Canada this is truly a remarkable experience I am truly blessed, so blessed to have this opportunity," Mareshia Rucker.

Rucker plans on writing a book about her experience in order to inspire others to make a difference in their communities.

She tells me the only thing she is concerned about on this trip is packing the right clothes for the cold weather.


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