The beautiful Courtney Roxanne Pearson has made history! She was crowned the first African American Homecoming queen at University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) this past weekend. The school was segregated until 50 years ago so this is a big deal. :) She beat a White student by less than 100 votes coming in at 1,477 to 1,387.
TJMS’ Jacque Reid spoke with Pearson on how it feels to accomplish such a great thing and what type of reaction she got from the community. Hear it all here.
Watch the video of Pearson get crowned:
(Source: Black Media Scoop)