Hallelujah and pass the equality, the St. Martinville Senior High School class of 1973 is finally almost integrated.

The seventy-three-ers will mark their 40th homecoming in September with their customary slate of reunion events. However, as the flyer for the shindig indicates, they’ll break with custom and engage in at least some integrated merrymaking. But the after-game get-together on Friday, Sept. 21? Well, that’s for “White Graduates Only.”

Coincidentally, the class of 1973 was the first to be integrated at SMSH. It takes these things a while to stick.

The black alumni will no doubt discuss and perhaps debate this at their segregated water cooler.

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