Marker located on Northeast Corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Pacific Avenue.
Historical Marker text:
1931 – 2007
He fought for affordable housing in the city, and for the use of casino funds to achieve it, and is credited with getting Atlantic County to stop differentiating between White and Colored voters on ballots. He also rallied against practices that ignored black applicants for civil service positions. Many of Hollingsworth's ideas on Civil Rights and race relations were broadcast in his WUSS radio program, "Come What May, We Are Here To Stay."
Privately, Hollingsworth had two children, and was married to Soundra Usry-Hollingsworth, niece of Atlantic City Mayor James Usry. Pierre Hollingsworth died in 2007.
|Pierre Hollingsworth. (101 Women Plus, Inc. 1995 calendar. Atlantic City Heritage Collections, Atlantic City Free Public Library)||
For more information, see these resources in the Atlantic City Free Public Library, Atlantic City Heritage Collections:
Local History Biography File - Pierre Hollingsworth