The LaSane Family

Karlos LaSane Sr. was the first African American elected to City Council. Karlos Jr. is now an executive in the casino industry.

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Chicken Bone Beach

Missouri Avenue was the most exciting and glittering portion of Atlantic City’s beach, attracting entertainers from around the nation. Sammy Davis Jr. was a regular.

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Pop Lloyd with Nucky Johnson

Political boss Nucky Johnson was an ardent sports fan and admired Pop's talent greatly.

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Origination of the Northside

The site of the Pennsylvania Railroad (today’s Bacharach Boulevard) divided Atlantic City (circa 1930).

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Asbury United Methodist

Founded in 1885, Asbury United grew out of Bible study meetings at a home on Delaware Avenue near the bay in a section known as "Fisher's Row."

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Ready to Serve

From 1880 to 1930, Atlantic City's hotel workforce was 95% African American. Remove them from the town’s history and the city never comes to be.

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Black Vacationers

At the end of each summer, the railroads offered their lowest priced outings. Many black people in the Northeast came to visit relatives and friends working in the resort.

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The First Railroad

African Americans provided the labor to build the first railroad to Atlantic City in 1854. Some historians believe slave labor was used.

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