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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hubert U. Barbour, Sr.

1918 - 1964

 
 
Hubert U. Barbour, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Hubert U. Barbour, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Born in Catawba, S.C., this graduate of Johnson C. Smith University moved to Atlantic City and joined the Atlantic City Police Department in 1942. Enlisting in the United States Army during World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater of Operations as a signal company 1st Sergeant, setting up communications facilities in support of airfields. He returned to police duty in 1946 and was promoted to Sergeant in 1948. Barbour was promoted to Police Captain in 1959, becoming the highest ranking African-American police official in the history of Atlantic City and the first Police Captain of African-American descent to serve a major municipality in New Jersey. During the 1964 Democratic National Convention he commanded a protective detail for government VIPs. The caliber of his police service was often recognized during his career as he was lauded for his diligence and attention to duty regardless of apparent risk to his personal safety.
 
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Hubert U. Barbour, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Hubert U. Barbour, Sr. Marker
CommunicationsLaw EnforcementWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, and the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series lists.
 
Location. 39° 21.946′ N, 74° 25.169′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and North New Jersey Avenue on Atlantic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarence C. Davenport, Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Keeper’s Dwelling (approx. ¼ mile away); The Whaling Bark Stafford (approx. ¼ mile away); Absecon Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lighthouse History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Assistant Keepers’ Dwelling (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Life-Saving Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); 44th National Encampment Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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