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DANNA WOOD
FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO COMPETE FOR A STATE BEAUTY TITLE IN 1959

22 year old, Miss Chicago South End Jaycee Danna Wood, a graduate of Knoxville College was the first African-American to compete for an Illinois state title that will be the entry in the Miss America contest to be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Danna's participation was sponsored by the South Side Chicago Jaycee group.

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