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Harold Corry

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

Marker text:

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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