Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Miss America 1990 —
"I grew up in a single-parent, lower middle class home. And veterinary medicine, one of the most expensive professional jobs out there. I knew I needed help to reach that goal."1 "I won Miss America because I practiced that marimba for eight years, because I ran and exercised six days a week, because I read every news journal I could get my hands on. Those were the things that led to my being Miss America, along with being blessed by God, and not just being Black because they wanted a Black Miss America this year."2
1. Cleora Hughes, "Show Us, Debbye Turner. There She Is...Still In The Limelight On Local TV," St. Louis Dispatch, PD Magazine, 2/25/1996, p. 15
2. Lyne Normont, "Miss America: Black, Beautiful, Brainy And Born-Again," Ebony, 12/1989, p. 136
Erected by Miss America Organization.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Animals • Science & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
Location. 39° 21.581′ N, 74° 26.151′ 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. Sharlene Wells (here, next to this marker); Suzette Charles (here, next to this marker); Kellye Cash (here, next to this marker); Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (here, next to this marker); Susan Akin (here, next to this marker); Vanessa Williams (here, next to this marker); Debra Muffett (here, next to this marker); Marjorie Vincent (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
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 60 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.