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

Marjorie Vincent

Oak Park, IL

— Miss America 1991 —

Marjorie Vincent Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 24, 2020
1. Marjorie Vincent Marker
"'On the Miss America application they ask for hair color, eye color—everything else you can think of. But not race.' Vincent said she hopes to become a role model, not only to young black women but to 'all young women today who want to excel.'"1 The third-year law student at Duke University will devote her reign to increasing awareness of and education about domestic violence. Vincent said, "Stronger legislation protecting women is definitely required. By speaking out against domestic violence, I hope to be instrumental in its eradication."2

1. Vicki Smith, "Vincent Credits Her Interview For Miss America Pageant Win," The Press of Atlantic City, 9/10/1990, p. A1-A8

2. Platform statement, Marjorie Vincent, 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 WorkWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
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39° 21.585′ N, 74° 26.154′ 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. Carolyn Sapp (here, next to this marker); Leanza Cornett (here, next to this marker); Kimberly Aiken (here, next to this marker); Susan Akin (here, next to this marker); Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (here, next to this marker); Kellye Cash (here, next to this marker); Heather Whitestone (here, next to this marker); Debbye Turner (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
Regarding Marjorie Vincent. At the time that Ms. Vincent was crowned Miss America, marital rape was not a crime in several states. By 1993, it was criminalized in all 50 states.
Additional keywords. Domestic violence awareness advocacy, third wave feminism
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 30 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Sep. 25, 2023