Louisiana Class Of 1973 Invitation: “For White Graduates Only”
For forty years the St. Martinville, LA Senior High class of 1973 had segregated events, but this year only whites need show up.
But this year, ABC affiliate KATC reports that the graduates decided to change that tradition, making the reunion a non-segregated affair.
However, a letter announcing the change included an after party for “white graduates only.”
Michael Kreamer, who is the principal of the Louisiana school, said he found the letter distressing.
“I’m just a little disappointed that something like this comes up,” he told KATC. “I don’t think that it looks good for the school, but again as I said it has nothing to do with St. Martinville Senior High. So I hope people don’t take that the wrong way.”