Courtney Roxanne Pearson (2012- Ol' Miss Homecoming Queen)

Courtney Roxanne Pearson, 21, is the first African American Homecoming Queen at the University of Mississippi crowned during halftime, Saturday, October 13, 2012.

*Racial barriers are being broken every day, but not so often in the South.

The infamous segregation movement that would allow black students to attend schools and universities only enabled the students to attend, not to be accepted and integrated into the spirit of the schools.

Finally, after 50 years, Courtney Roxanne Pearson is the first African American Homecoming Queen at the University of Mississippi affectionately known as Ole Miss.

Pearson, 21, is a senior English education student from Memphis, Tennessee, that won the royal post by a vote of 1,477 to 1,387, according to the Daily Mail

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