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My black is beautiful; a history of black pageant winners

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It’s that time of year again when America’s best bred and well read strut their stuff and showcase their talent in hopes of snagging the 2014 Miss America title.

While there seems to be a lack of diversity among this year’s contestants, politics aside, there have been many beautiful black women to walk away with the coveted title.

Today, we celebrate those women! Click to continue for a history of black women who have proudly won a Miss America, Miss USA or Miss Universe title. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

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