Kimberly Morgan

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Kimberly Nicole Morgan (born February 22, 1983) is an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 singer, educator, and pageant titleholder. Morgan was crowned Miss Mississippi
Miss Mississippi
:For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Mississippi USAMiss Mississippi is a scholarship pageant and a preliminary of Miss America. The contest began in 1934, has been held in Vicksburg since 1958, and provides more money than any other scholarship pageant in the Miss America...

 on July 14, 2007, becoming just the second African American
African American
African Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have at least partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa and are the direct descendants of enslaved Africans within the boundaries of the present United States...

 woman to win that title. Morgan was a Top 16 semi-finalist at the 2008 Miss America
Miss America
The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...

 pageant. She is an alumna of Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University is an historically black university comprehensive land-grant institution in Lorman, Mississippi. It was founded in 1871-History:...

.

Born in Oxford, Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1835, it was named after the British university city of Oxford in hopes of having the state university located there, which it did successfully attract....

 and raised in the small community of Taylor
Taylor, Mississippi
Taylor is a village in Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 500 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Taylor is located at ....

, Morgan, who grew up with a severe hearing disability, was a music teacher at Madison S. Palmer High School in Marks, Mississippi
Marks, Mississippi
Marks is a city in Quitman County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,551. It is the county seat of Quitman County...

 prior to her becoming Miss Mississippi. After her one year reign she has returned to the field of education. Morgan is a graduate of Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University is an historically black university comprehensive land-grant institution in Lorman, Mississippi. It was founded in 1871-History:...

 and was 'Miss ASU' 2004-2005. In 2005, while a student in college, she performed as part of the Alcorn State University Concert Choir at the inaugural ceremony of President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Phi Beta is an international, historically black Greek-lettered sorority and a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.Zeta Phi Beta is organized into 800+ chapters, in eight intercontinental regions including the USA, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean...

 Sorority, Inc.

Morgan's platform as Miss Mississippi is G.O.T.M.I.L.K.! (Golden Opportunity Toward Music Increasing Literacy in Kids), a fifty-five minute per week after-school program of music instructions. http://www.missmississippipageant.com/missarchive/2007/contestants/cpages/heritage.html
Morgan participated in the TLC reality show Miss America: Reality Check.

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