"Courtney Pearson, a senior year English major at the University of Mississippi, has a lot to be excited about after being crowned homecoming queen. While typically announcing a queen wouldn't be worthy of national coverage, what makes this unique is that Pearson is Ole Miss's first black homecoming queen."....Appearing racially bias is the last thing the University of Mississippi wants to be seen as. The school now has more than a 16% black student population..."...as opposed to one!
The University of Mississippi and Oxford have recently been recognized by several major publications for having the nation's most beautiful campus, the most unique tailgating experience and being among the nation's best college towns. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications