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Courtney Roxanne Pearson, a 21-year-old English education major from Memphis, Tennessee, will become the University of Mississippi’s first African-American homecoming queen.
The pioneering event coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the first African-American student to be admitted to the institution.
Pearson said that she has “bucked a trend,” that favors white women as the institution’s queen.
Read more at the Daily Mail.