St. Martinville "White's Only" Class of 1973 Reunion Letter Causes a Stir

Posted: Aug 31, 2012 6:48 PM by Steven Albritton 
Updated: Sep 1, 2012 1:45 AM

The Class of 1973 has always held a separate reunion. They would hold on for the white students and one for the black students. This year they wanted to change it up and have everyone celebrate together.

“This year, 2012, was going to be the first year that we were going to integrate it.”

Liza Chance is one of the organizers for this years event. When the group met up to start the planning, they had already planned to have them separate again. That’s when they decided to make a change. The problem occurred when, somehow, the previous plans were sent prematurely. Someone posted the letter online where it said that the “white graduates only” would be attending an after party event.

“And this is just a start it’s a beginning, it needs to go forward. I don’t understand why this went the way it did.”

St. Martinville Senior High School Principal Michael Kreamer wasn’t happy with the news. He started receiving phone calls early Friday.

“I’m just a little disappointed that something like this comes up. 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.”

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