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'You Are My Slave': School Ends Civil War Dress-Up Activity

The mother of a 10-year-old black child said a white student dressed as a plantation owner approached him and said, "You are my slave"

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    'You Are My Slave': School Ends Civil War Dress-Up Activity
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    Corrie Davis, left, picks up her son Turner from Big Shanty Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The school last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War, but Davis her son was called a slave.

    School officials say there will be no more Civil War-related student dress-up activities at a Georgia elementary school after its "Civil War Day" sparked conflict among students, parents and others.

    Big Shanty Elementary School last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the war.

    The mother of a 10-year-old black child said a white student dressed as a plantation owner, approached him and said, "You are my slave."

    In a Thursday letter to the mother, Corrie Davis, a Cobb County assistant superintendent wrote of the school system's assurance that student dress-up activities related to the Civil War have come to an end at the school, which is about 25 miles northwest of Atlanta.

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    With more than 110,000 students, Cobb County is Georgia's second-largest school system.