A Talk With The 2016 Homecoming Queen

Jasmine Edison poses with her sankofa award after being announced the black homecoming queen of 2016.-photo by black hurricane

A word from the queen

by:Jasmine Edison

I am Jasmine Edison, your 2016 Black Homecoming Queen. and I am currently a Junior double majoring in Communications and Political Science with a minors in Human Rights and Law and Society. I am beyond excited and honored to have the privilege of being voted Homecoming Queen from Purdue’s first black homecoming court. As a co-founder of SPARC (Students of Purdue Against Racism Coalition) I am well aware of what representation for the black community means and how important it is. Purdue has only ever had one black homecoming queen in its history and that was back in the 1970s, so I am honored to carry on that legacy and bring needed attention to Purdue’s black community. With my position, I hope to unite more organizations in the black community in the same way they came together to create the Black Homecoming Court. Black is Beautiful and Black Lives Matter and there is no better time than now to be Purdue’s Black Homecoming Queen. I want to thank everyone who voted in the competition and I look forward to hosting collaborative events with SPARC and other organizations. There’s work to be done and I am excited to do it!