Vanessa Williams was the first black woman to win one of the top beauty contests in 1983, and after being crowned Miss America, it took seven years for another black woman to win the title.
Chesley Christ is a civil law lawyer from North Carolina and is doing charitable work to help ease unfair prison sentences.
Is scheduled to represent the United States in the Miss Universe contest.
Miss America Nia Franklin is an opera singer and also works with a charity that works to make art for all, and to reform society.
Kylie Garris and Chesley Crest have won praise for choosing to keep their hair normal in beauty contests.
Camala Harris, the US presidential candidate in 2020, praised the three women's victory.