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Aerial view of the Atlantic City Boardwalk



New Jersey is the founding home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game monopoly

The first Atlantic City Boardwalk, built in 1870, was only 12 feet wide. It was only designed to keep sand out of the Boardwalk hotels. Today, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.

Atlantic City's original summer visitors were the Absegami Indians of the Lenni Lenape tribe.

Thanks to Atlantic City, Tourism is the second-largest industry in New Jersey.

Atlantic City has the 2nd largest collection of Casino Resorts in America and they bring in over $4 billion in annual revenue.


About 40% of residents are African American.


Though Atlantic City built its reputation based on family attractions, today its emphasis is on general attractions for adults like Las Vegas.


The list of African American celebrities, athletes, social ground-breakers, business leaders, and government dignitaries born here or have strong roots in greater Washington, DC includes:

Rosalind Cash
Emmy award-winning actress

William Green
NFL runningback

Pete Hunter
NFL cornerback

James Avery
Actor, "Uncle Phil" from the popular 90's Sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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