• Authors to discuss A.C. casino industry book
    Aug. 1 at Historical Museum

    Just One More HandStockton University professors Dr. Ellen Mutari and Dr. Deborah M. Figart will discuss their book, Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Atlantic City Historical Museum. The book explores life stories of individual Atlantic City casino workers in the context of the history of the city and the now-global gaming industry. Click here to read more.
  • Library starts local Hispanic history project

    Hispanic Heritage Month photoOn Cinco de Mayo – Tuesday, May 5 – the Atlantic City Free Public Library launched a project to collect the history of the Hispanic community in Atlantic City. Through this project, the library is looking to develop a collection of materials which future generations of students, writers and genealogists can use to script a community history. Click here to read more.
  • Need help with your reading or writing skills?

    Literacy VolunteersThe Atlantic City Free Public Library and Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic are offering a basic adult literacy class for individuals who need help with their reading and writing skills. The class is for adults on a fifth grade reading level or lower. Click here to read more.
  • Atlantic City Historical Museum
    hosts crew from NJTV show

    Talking Miss AmericaAn NJTV show scheduled to debut this fall visited the Atlantic City Historical Museum on June 20 to film an episode focused on the city’s history. “Drive By History” show co-hosts Ken Magos and Cindy Perman interviewed Atlantic City Library and Atlantic City Historical Museum archivist Heather Perez about some of the moments, people and places that have helped define Atlantic City. Click here to read more.
  • 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.
  • Philadelphia Eagles Book Mobile to visit Aug. 11

    eaglesThe Philadelphia Eagles Book Mobile will stop by the Atlantic City Free Public Library for a special story time at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. The story time will be held at the Main Library, located at One North Tennessee Ave. The Eagles’ Storybook Man will read a book to the children. Each child will have the opportunity to pick out a free book to keep following the reading. The program is scheduled to run 30-45 minutes. 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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If you have more information on Harold Corry, please contact the Atlantic City Free Public Library.

 

 

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