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A black and white image of the participants of the Miss Homecoming pageant for 1964 at Bethune-Cookman University. The contestants are twelve African American women. They are all wearing varieties of white evening gowns, gloves, and tiaras, except for the women on each end, who are wearing darker dresses. They are standing on a stage in front of hanging curtains in Heyn Chapel. A runway can be seen built off from the stage, and is where the person taking the photograph is standing. The participants in the pageant are as follows, from left to right: Tomasina Conners, Jessie Jackson, Carmen L. Grinan, Sonya Howell, Brenda Harrison, Signa Ray; Patricia Hamilton, Mary Gholston, Ernestine, Sheila Dudley, Juanita Robinson, and Geraldine Donald. On the back of the photograph is written "1964 YB (for the yearbook the image appeared in);" and "Participants for Miss Homecoming Pageant shown from left to right are" followed by the names. The photographer of the image is unknown.




Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Evening gowns -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Heyn Chapel (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Pageants -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Gloves -- Photographs; Group portraits

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Front of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

21 cm. x 26 cm,

Rights Statement

All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact University Archives, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 481-2186.

Digital Publisher

Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2009.

Funding source

LSTA Grant 2008-2009

Digital Reproduction Specifications

Jpeg2000 images were derived from 400 dpi tiffs scanned on a Kodak i200 series flatbed scanner.

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