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

Suzette Charles

Mays Landing, NJ

 

— Miss America 1984 (July 28, 1984 - September 15, 1984) —

 
Suzette Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Suzette Charles Marker
Inscription.  
"My mother grew up in Atlantic City and the pageant… was always a big thing. But I guess with her being Black, everybody felt it wasn't the right time for her to enter. So she knew she would try to raise me towards the pageant and entertaining. She gave me the desire."

Trudy Moore, "Suzette Charles: Lifetime Dream As Miss America Comes True," Jet, 8/20/1984, pp. 20-24
 
Erected by Miss America Organization.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansNative AmericansWomen. 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: 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. Sharlene Wells (here, next to this marker); Debbye Turner (here, next to this marker);
Suzette Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Suzette Charles Marker
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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); Susan Powell (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
A mural of Suzette Charles along the Atlantic City Boardwalk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, January 22, 2022
3. A mural of Suzette Charles along the Atlantic City Boardwalk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on January 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 23, 2022