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Wordless Wednesday: First Black Homecoming Queen at Northeastern U

December 2nd, 2008 by Ajuan Mance

October 14, 1972: Linda Brown, first Black homecoming queen at Northeastern U, pictured with escort.

(Source: African American Activism & Experience at Northeastern University)

Posted by Ajuan Mance

Posted in African Americans, Black History, Black Students, Higher Education, Homecoming, Linda Brown, Northeastern University, Uncategorized

9 Responses

  1. Miss

    What a great picture. I love old photos.

  2. jams O'Donnell

    Excellent shot. I love the look of delight on her face. Happy WW

  3. Bonds, Elizabeth Bonds.

    This picture is priceless. I love it!

    Happy WW!

  4. Toia

    I think that was her best day ever. Is she cheesing or what? 🙂 Great and historical shot. Happy WW!!

  5. Mojo

    Man, if it wasn’t for the date on that photo, I’d swear I went to high school with that guy. He’s a dead ringer for a guy I knew back in the day. But not in ’72. We’d have been 12 then.

  6. Louise

    That is great. He looks very proud to be with her.

  7. Ajuan Mance

    jams, she does look happy. This shot really captures a wonderful moment in time!

    Mojo, he reminds me of someone from my school back in 1979. Love those sideburns. The styles of that period were so distinctive.

    By the way, if anyone can name the young man in the photo, please contact me at

  8. clnmike

    Damn look at those Fros!!

    On the real i want my man’s coat, looks like wool or maybe even camel hair

  9. shiera

    Great photo!
    I love their smiles the most.