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First Black Miss University at Ole Miss Reflects on Her Historic Win

A White woman took the crown but then a reconsideration changed history

A photo illustration of a black and white image of a black beauty pageant winner holding a bouquet of roses.
Photo Illustration; Image Source: John M Lund Photography Inc/Getty Images

A Black woman winning Miss University, the signature pageant at the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss, as it’s more popularly known, isn’t big news today. Mississippi finally agreeing to drop the Confederate flag from its…

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