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

Susan Akin

Meridian, MS

— Miss America 1986 —

Susan Akin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 24, 2020
1. Susan Akin Marker
"Being in a pageant gave me so much confidence about myself. I knew that I could get up in front of groups of people singing, speaking, anything, and I had confidence about myself…I feel that when people see the girls on stage, they're looking at them as that person, not as an object. I don't feel that the pageants at all in any way exploit women…What difference is there in getting ready for the Olympics, or training himself for football, baseball, or basketball season."

Don Bishoff, "In Pursuit Of Beauty Pageants," Register-Guard (Eugene, OR), 9/27/1985, p. 1D
Erected by Miss America Organization.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: SportsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
Location. 39° 21.582′ N, 74° 26.153′ 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
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north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 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. Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (here, next to this marker); Kellye Cash (here, next to this marker); Debbye Turner (here, next to this marker); Sharlene Wells (here, next to this marker); Suzette Charles (here, next to this marker); Marjorie Vincent (here, next to this marker); Carolyn Sapp (here, next to this marker); Leanza Cornett (here, next to 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 139 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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