Morgan Freeman financed a Mississippi town’s prom because they agreed that to have it be integrated.
“But wait,” you may be thinking, “Morgan Freeman didn’t have that much money during the 1950’s.” Well it turns out that common sense was a little bit late getting to the town of Charleston, Mississippi; this happened in 2008!
Since 1970, the town has allowed black and white students to attend the same school, but not the same senior prom! 37 years later, Charleston resident and Academy Award winning actor Morgan freeman offered to finance an integrated prom. His offer was denied. But just 1 year later, the school board accepted it. A big move for the small town ripped apart by racial issues.
The process was captured in a stunning documentary called Prom Night in Mississippi. Check it out in the source!