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University of Mississippi Crowns 1st Black Homecoming Queen

Tue., Oct. 16, 2012 6:00 AM EST
by Tami Reed

An African American beauty was  crowned homecoming queen at the University of Mississippi over the weekend. Courtney Pearson is the first black woman to hold the crown. The university began admitting black students 50 years ago.

Pearson was very excited to be crowned and said she is still in shock. She’s a senior and an education major. Congratulations to her!

Pics by Associated Press

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