September 17, 1983 - Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984, becoming the first African American to win the title. On July 23, 1984 she resigned after nude photos of her surfaced (taken before her pageant days).
Miss America 2013 was crowned, however this winner was not the "norm." Nina Davuluri became the first Indian American Miss America. This shows the acceptance of people in America and how that has been changing over the past couple of years. --Brett