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Civil Rights Garden; credit Atlantic City CVB

 

ATLANTIC CITY CULTURAL and HISTORIC SITES


Atlantic City, NJ

Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation
This organization promotes Black heritage and family values through the celebration of African-American history at Chicken Bone Beach; Mon-Fri by appt; check with foundation president, Henrietta Shelton to get the scoop on historic and present day Atlantic City; weekly jazz concerts reflecting entertainment of the Kentucky Avenue/Chicken Bone Beach era

ADDRESS: Kennedy Plaza stage between Mississippi and Georgia Avenue at the Boardwalk DAYS & HOURS: during July & August, Thu 7p-10p

PHONE: 609-441-9064

WEBSITE: http://www.chickenbonebeach.org

Civil Rights Garden
One of the best Civil Rights memorials in the nation, these gardens bring great honor to Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.; looks great in a hurry, but the subtle details are best enjoyed with a relaxing sit down to ponder the many heroes who made this possible

ADDRESS: Pacific Ave at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd behind the Carnegie Building

Club Harlem Site Marker
A stop on the Chitlin' Circuit and a favorite of black entertainers, it became an institution on North Kentucky Ave; Ray Charles, Sammy Davis, Jr., Pearl Bailey and James Brown are a handful of the many electrifying acts to appear on the Club Harlem stage; All That Atlantic City Jazz Play

ADDRESS: Kentucky Ave between Arctic and Atlantic Avenues

Kentucky Avenue
Historically Black district where nightclubs, restaurants shops, barbershops beauty shop owners created a Board of Trade in 1906 for Black Businesses which brought conventions into the city

ADDRESS: extending to present day Route 30

Pop Lloyd Stadium
Negro Leagues Baseball star, Pop Lloyd, played at this stadium every year a festival in his honor

ADDRESS: Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd at US Route 30

Club Harlem Mural
A mural of the performing artists at Club Harlem; on the side of Renaissance Center at Kentucky & Arctic Ave

Negro Leagues Baseball Mural
The mural of a bygone sports era

ADDRESS: Sand Castle Stadium atAlbany Ave near Bader Field Airport Atlantic City

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