Friday, January 9, 2009

Former Miss FAMU Kimberly Brown Selected to Participate in the 2009 Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant

Kimberly Brown, a Florida A&M University graduate and former Miss FAMU 2005-2006, was recently selected as the reigning Miss Black Alabama USA 2009. She will serve in the Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant in August 2009 in Washington, D.C. Competing in this National Pageant will give Kimberly an opportunity to vie for $20,000 in scholarship funds, which would be tremendously helpful toward her quest to enroll in a doctoral program in history in the fall of 2009.

“I’m so thankful to Florida A&M University for providing me with the academic training and unique experiences that have helped to prepare me for life as a young professional,” said Brown.

Brown, 24 and a Montgomery, Ala. native, obtained both her B.S. in public relations and master’s of applied social science in history at FAMU.

Brown’s platform as Miss Black Alabama is “A Map and A Compass: Using History Education as Tools to Guide and Inspire.” Her goal is to promote history education as a vehicle to motivate and move young people in a positive direction. Consequently, she will speak to a group of young teen-age girls as a part of a youth program at the Riley Museum in Tallahassee in December 2009 and make appearances at other youth centered educational programs throughout her reign.

Miss Black U.S.A. is a scholarship-based organization. It is the mission of the Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant to provide educational opportunities to outstanding young women of color and to develop the "whole woman mind, body, and spirit."

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