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Latricia Booker, a sophomore pre-nursing major and one of the the contestants of the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant, dresses in African garment piece to show what she believes a strong African-American woman looks like in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

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Latricia Booker, a sophomore pre-nursing major and one of the the contestants of the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant, dresses in African garment piece to show what she believes a strong African-American woman looks like in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

Alexis Paige, a junior marketing major and one of the the contestants of the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant, dresses in African garment piece to show what she believes a strong African-American woman looks like in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night. She said: “We are beautiful in any shape.”

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Alexis Paige, a junior marketing major and one of the the contestants of the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant, dresses in African garment piece to show what she believes a strong African-American woman looks like in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night. She said: “We are beautiful in any shape. ”

Jacqueline Williams, a freshman kinesiology and sports studies major, provide a creative way of what she feel is important to her and the African-American community during the creative expression session of the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

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Jacqueline Williams, a freshman kinesiology and sports studies major, provide a creative way of what she feel is important to her and the African-American community during the creative expression session of the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

Mary Fleming, a junior applied engineering and technology major, perform a dance as her individual talent portion during the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

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Mary Fleming, a junior applied engineering and technology major, perform a dance as her individual talent portion during the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

Melea Burkes, a freshman neuroscience major, plays the flute as her individual talent portion during the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

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Melea Burkes, a freshman neuroscience major, plays the flute as her individual talent portion during the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

Jacqueline Williams, a freshman kinesiology and sports studies major, dresses in African garment piece during the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

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Jacqueline Williams, a freshman kinesiology and sports studies major, dresses in African garment piece during the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

Alexis Paige, a junior marketing major and one of the the contestants of the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant, gives a circus act in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

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Alexis Paige, a junior marketing major and one of the the contestants of the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant, gives a circus act in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday night.

The contestants dress in African garment pieces to show what they believe a strong African-American woman looks like during the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday evening.

Raine Zhu
The contestants dress in African garment pieces to show what they believe a strong African-American woman looks like during the 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union on Saturday evening.

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