Celebration honors “The Northside”

ATLANTIC CITY – A celebration of “The Northside” – a book named for the city’s historic black neighborhood – was held in the resort Thursday, a chance to recognize the importance of the neighborhood and honor those responsible for producing a book about the community.

Education, business and government leaders attended the event, held at the All Wars Memorial Building. The event was a chance to listen to the individuals who contributed to the creation of “The Northside, African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City.

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, sharing their gratitude and respective stories about the Northside. 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.

Both organizations are receiving a portion of the sales from “The Northside” because Johnson, a Superior Court judge, cannot collect the royalties from the book.

via Christopher Ramirez at pressofAtlanticCity.com: Atlantic County News:.