University names first black homecoming king and queen
theGRIO REPORT - San Jose State University has named its first African-American homecoming king and queen.
San Jose State University has named its first African-American homecoming king and queen.
Daniel Harris-Lucas, 23, and Diana Busaka, 22, were announced winners on Thursday. The seniors were up against 24 other applicants for the honor.
“It’s a great accomplishment,” Harris-Lucas told NBC Bay Area on Friday. “But it’s probably overdue. I’m glad to be part of history. But this probably should have happened years ago.”
The winners were selected after submitting resumes, personal statements and letters of recommendation.
SJSU is California’s oldest university and was made famous by two former students, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised their fists in a “Black Power” salute during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Smith took first place in the 200 meter dash and Carlos placed third.
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