Woman to Ride in Rose Parade Nearly 60 Years After Being Denied Honor Because of Her Race

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Joan Williams was denied the chance to ride as "Miss Crown City" in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1958 when it was discovered that she was black.

But on Thursday, the city of Pasadena will make things right for the 83-year-old who will be riding on the lead float in the 126th annual parade.

Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

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