First African American Crowned Homecoming Queen at Ole Miss

Courtney Roxanne Pearson, 21, is the first African American Homecoming Queen at the University of Mississippi crowned during halftime, Satuday, October 13, 2012.

Courtney Roxanne Pearson is the first African American Homecoming Queen at the University of Mississippi affectionately known as Ole Miss.  Pearson, 21, is a senior English education student from Memphis, Tennessee, that won the royal post by a vote of 1,477 to 1,387, according to the Daily Mail:

‘I am still in shock, but I am definitely very excited,’ said Pearson.

And she should be excited after the University broke tradition for the first time in decades to not only vote for an African American student, but one that is not Greek.  “We do have a typical tradition in that, that person is usually Greek, and that person is usually white,” said Pearson. “But I think we’re kind of going away from that and really trying to look at what that person has done for the university, on what they’ve been involved in, what their grades are looking like, things like that.”

article by J.C. Brooks via eurthisnthat.com

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