MSU student becomes 1st black contestant in Miss Michigan pageant
June 29, 2027
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.