MSU student becomes 1st black contestant in Miss Michigan pageant
June 29 @ 12:00 am
On this day in 1966, Michigan State University sophomore, Lucille Annette Abrams became the first black contestant ever to enter the Miss Michigan pageant. The 20-year old contestant who played piano and violin, spoke French, and planned to study international law, served as Miss Lansing. She was sponsored by the Lansing Junior Chamber of Commerce.