This Day in Black History: Dec. 3, 1970

Jennifer Josephine Hosten crowned Miss World.

Posted: 12/05/2011 10:18 PM EST

Jennifer Josephine Hosten of Grenada won the title of Miss World at the inaugural pageant. Pearl Jansen of South Africa claimed second place; it would be the first time two Black women had taken top honors at a major international pageant.


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