Mixed Chicks History Month – Erika Harold

by Linda Ripoll in News on 15th May 2013

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In honor of May being Mixed Chicks History Month, we want to know about the Mixed Chick that has inspired you! Whether it’d be a family member, teacher, TV personality, or a celebrity, post your story and a picture of a mixed race person you admire. You can post your pics and stories on Facebook and via social media outlets including Twitter and Instagram. One winner will be chosen weekly and will receive a gift sent personally from the creators of Mixed Chicks, Wendi and Kim.

BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR TWITTER AND/OR INSTAGRAM HANDLE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN. 

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Today’s mixed chick of distinction is Erika Harold. Erika had the honor of being crowned Miss America in 2003. Born and raised in Urbana, Illinois, she grew up the product of two multiracial parents. Her father is Greek, German and Welsh and her mother is Native American, African American and Russian. During her tenure as Miss America, she raised awareness about bullying in schools and made it her mission to help stop the senseless acts of racial and sexual harassment. After completing her reign as Miss America, Erika went on to graduate from Harvard Law School and practiced law at a high profile law firm in Chicago. Currently, she is leaning towards the world of politics as she seeks out opportunities to represent in public office in Illinois. We are proud to consider Erika our Mixed Chick of the Day.

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