First off, H/T to my good friends at MyCookshelf for this story.

Joan Williams was named “Miss Crown City” in 1958, which at the time was equivalent to being a Rose Queen. ┬áThus, she should have been honored at the Rose Parade in Pasadena that year.

But then they discovered she was black.

Joan Williams was named “Miss Crown City” in 1958, which at the time was equivalent to being a Rose Queen. ┬áThus, she should have been honored at the Rose Parade in Pasadena that year.

But then they discovered she was black.

Now, Fifty-six years later, Joan Williams is finally getting her due.

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