The Northside and Boardwalk Empire Take Gold

Plexus Publishing, Inc.,  and author Nelson Johnson have been named double gold winners in the Independent Publisher [IPPY] Book Awards. The  team won for both the 2010 tie-in edition of Boardwalk Empire, the New York Times bestseller that inspired HBO's blockbuster series and for The Northside.

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Nelson Johnson and The Northside in Philly.com

When he wrote Boardwalk Empire,  he had no idea the Prohibition-era chapters would inspire the celebrated HBO series. But he did know that the chapter on the African American involvement in the creation of the resort was destined to be the basis for another book.

 

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The Northside Author to Receive Honorary Degree

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will confer an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, on Nelson Johnson, author of the books Boardwalk Empire and the followup, The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City.

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Nelson Johnson Q&A

Historian Nelson C. Johnson spoke with Star-Ledger columnist Mark Di Ionno this past week about why the National Museum of African American History and Culture is important to all Americans.

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Celebration honors “The Northside”

Author Nelson Johnson, book cover artist Tyrone L. Hart and Ralph Hunter of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey in Newtonville each spoke Thursday.  Also addressing the audience was Braxton Plummer, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, and John Emge, executive director of United Way of Atlantic County.

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Kicking Off Black History Month is Hectic Time for Hunter

Ralph Hunter, and other people dedicated to preserving history and making it accessible to others played a big role in Nelson Johnson's work.

Johnson calls Hunter "the rare combination of entertaining storyteller and serious historical curator."

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Johnson Wanted to Finish The Northside for Key Community Contributors

When Nelson Johnson finally finished "The Northside," his in-depth history of Atlantic City's black community, relief washed over him, but not the type of relief a writer feels when meeting a deadline, nor the relief one feels when an exhaustive process is finally finished...

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Nelson Johnson Delivers Keynote at MLK Awards

Atlantic County's 24th annual MLK Commemorative Birthday Celebration Friday was January 14th at the County Office Building in Atlantic City. County Executive Dennis Levinson presented the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. awards to two Atlantic County women.

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