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

Kimberly Aiken

Columbia, SC

 

— Miss America 1994 —

 
Kimberly Aiken Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Kimberly Aiken Marker
Inscription.  
"Far too many people in our country have no place they can call home. Millions of men, women and children live in poverty, unable to satisfy their most basic needs: housing, food, clothing ad proper health care....We must break the cycle of homelessness that exists in this country by combining long-term housing solutions with education/job training, health care and support services for all homeless families and children.... As I travel this country, I am joining my voice with those of other homeless advocates to speak out on behalf of thousands of homeless families who cannot."

Platform statement, Kimberly Aiken, "Families First: Addressing America's Homeless Crisis," Miss America Organization Archives, Atlantic City
 
Erected by Miss America Organization.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.586′ N, 74° 
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26.156′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue just north of Atlantic Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 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. Leanza Cornett (here, next to this marker); Carolyn Sapp (here, next to this marker); Marjorie Vincent (here, next to this marker); Heather Whitestone (here, next to this marker); Shawntel Smith (here, next to this marker); Susan Akin (here, next to this marker); Tara Holland (here, next to this marker); Kate Shindle (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Regarding Kimberly Aiken. Ms. Aiken was the first Miss South Carolina of African American descent.
 
 
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 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 25, 2021