This Week in Black History

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September 17, 1983

Vanessa Williams becomes the first black woman to be crowned Miss America. Though smart, talented and beautiful, Williams was subjected to hate mail and death threats and, ultimately, was forced to resign her crown after Penthouse magazine buys and publishes nude photos of her.

For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.

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