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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nena Langley

Macon, GA

 

— Miss America 1953 —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Nena Langley Marker
Inscription.  
"In the 1950s, the Miss America title was at its peak....It was a wonderful time to be Miss america. They hadn't burned their bras yet and there was still some hero worship left."1 "My life as lived as though I was never a celebrity. I love looking back on the wonderful times I had, but I don't believe that I could successfully interject a public career with raising a family."2

1. Ann-Marie Riyans, Miss America in Pursuit of the Crown, MasterMedia, New York, 1991, p. 26

2. "Royal Road to Success Or Heartbreak?" Sunday Times Advertiser (Trenton), 9/3/1967, p. 6

 
Erected by Miss America Organization.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.596′ N, 74° 26.177′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue just south of Arctic Avenue
Nena Langley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Nena Langley Marker
, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 N Michigan Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evelyn Ay (here, next to this marker); Yolande Betbeze (here, next to this marker); Colleen Hutchins (here, next to this marker); Barbara Walker (a few steps from this marker); Marilyn Buford (a few steps from this marker); Venus Ramey (a few steps from this marker); Jean Bartel (a few steps from this marker); Jacque Mercer (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Additional keywords. Second Wave Feminism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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