The future looms large. But for the 54 students in the class of 2009 at Montgomery County High School, so, too, does the past. On May 1 — a balmy Friday evening — the white students held their senior prom. And the following night — a balmy Saturday — the black students had theirs.Give people freedom, and some will make "unpopular" choices. And that's OK, because freedom means nothing if you're free only to do what others want you to do.
But I do await the day when these segregated prom stories won't have to be written anymore.