• New Adult Summer Reading Program debuts June 13

    Detective and Mystery logoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will for the first time offer for a Summer Reading Program for adults 18 years of age and older beginning in June. The program theme will be “Unconventional Heroes: Detectives, Private Eyes, Bad Guys and More!” This program complements the library’s popular Summer Reading Program for children and teens. Click here to read more.
  • R.J. Walker shipwreck topic of June 13 talk at museum

    Museum exteriorThe Atlantic City Historical Museum — presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library — will continue its Second Saturday Speaker Series in May and June. The museum is located at South New Jersey Avenue and Boardwalk at Garden Pier. Shipwreck expert Stephen Nagiewicz will discuss the hydrographic survey vessel R.J. Walker, which sunk off Atlantic City in 1860, on June 13. Click here to read more.
  • Summer Reading Program to begin June 23 with party

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  • Walk-in Job Skills Lab held at library

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library offers free weekly Walk-in Job Skills Labs to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. Click here to read more.
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Harold Corry

Marker is located on the southside along Atlantic Avenue between Montpelier and Sovereign Avenues.

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1921-2002
Born in Brooklyn, New York, this longtime Atlantic City resident was a founder and past president of the Chelsea Neighborhood Association which grew to become the largest civic organization in Atlantic City. Corry also co-founded and served as Vice-President of the Congress of Community Organizations, an umbrella group of civic organizations representing African-Americans, Caucasians and Latin Americans. Known as a mild-mannered, caring person, Corry is credited with an ability to defuse racial conflict and to promote harmony by building coalitions spanning racial, religious, geographic and economic divides. He, along with his wife Billie, operated Corry's Delicatessen for 20 years on Atlantic Avenue between Boston and Sovereign Avenues. He was a Past Chancellor of the Atlantic Lodge No. 98 of the Knights of Pythias. In the late 1950s he also led a Boy Scout Troop at the Betty Bacharach Home during the two years his son was being cared for there.

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