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California's Oldest State College Names First Black Homecoming King And Queen

Daniel Harris-Lucas and Diana Busaka were chosen over 24 other San Jose State University students.

Posted on October 25, 2013, at 6:35 p.m. ET

San Jose State University in San Jose, California, was founded in 1857.

This week, it named its first black homecoming king and queen in 156 years of school history.

Daniel Harris-Lucas / Via Twitter: @FedEXmYLOve

Homecoming king Daniel Harris-Lucas told NBC's local news station that being crowned was "a great accomplishment...but this probably should have happened years ago."

Daniel Harris-Lucas / Via Facebook: daniel.harrislucas

Diana Busaka isn't the first black homecoming queen, but she is the first to be joined by a black homecoming king. "I think it's awesome," she told NBC. "It's just crazy."

Diana Busaka / Via Facebook: diana.busaka

San Jose State University made history in 1968, when two of its former students, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, famously gave the Black Power salute at the Olympics in Mexico City.

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