Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—1931 - 2007 —
An Atlantic City native, he served in the Army’s 584th Medical Corp during the Korean War. He attended the New Jersey College of Commerce, Atlantic Community College and the New York Institute of Technology. He was one of five Blacks to integrate the fire department and to promote the advancement of its minority members. Hollingsworth was one of the first captains to command an integrated fire station, retired from the fire department at the rank of Deputy Chief, and then became the third Black elected City Commissioner. He served as president of the Atlantic City Branch of the NAACP for 24 years and was a State Board member. As president, he successfully spearheaded several campaigns of change in the city, most notably, the drive to change the form of government from commission to council. The former Chairman of the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority also hosted several local radio shows and is a member of St. James AME Church.
[Seal of the] City of Atlantic City, Incorporated March 1854.
Erected by the City of Atlantic City.
Location. 39° 21.552′ N, 74° 25.845′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and S. Martin Touch for map. Marker is on the sidewalk in front of the Carnegie Library Center. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James L. Usry (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Jersey Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sara Spencer Washington (approx. ¼ mile away); John Herbert Brooks (approx. ¼ mile away); Jeremiah Leeds (approx. ¼ mile away); Clifford J. Newsome (approx. ¼ mile away); They Called It “KY & The Curb” (approx. ¼ mile away); George William Nelson Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
Also see . . . Pierre Hollingsworth remembered ... (Submitted on October 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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