For more than 35 years, riders on the New York City subways and buses during their daily commute were graced with posters of beaming young women.
While the women featured in each poster — all New Yorkers — were billed as "average girls," they were also beauty queens in the nation's first integrated beauty contest:
Miss Subways, selected each month starting in 1941 by the public and professionally photographed by the country's leading modeling agency.
Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April 1948.
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