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

Elwood Samuel Roberts II

1949 - 1998

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Elwood Samuel Roberts II Marker
Inscription.  Known to many as "Coach Elwood", this Atlantic City native and lifelong resident was a devoted football and basketball coach who worked for the Atlantic City Board of Education. Roberts coached the Atlantic City Dolphins for many years as well as the Atlantic City High School Basketball Team and was known for his ability to teach discipline, teamwork, character building and perseverance in the face of obstacles. He was an active member of the Police Athletic League (PAL) and numerous children's organizations. Roberts, both mentor and friend to two generations of youth, was respected for his humility, creativity and productivity in working with children. He attended Glassboro State University (Rowan University) and served three years in the United States Navy. As a young adult he worked at the famed Club Harlem. Roberts was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church where he sang in the male chorus and served as a Sunday school teacher.
 
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Elwood Samuel Roberts II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Elwood Samuel Roberts II Marker
EducationSports. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.789′ N, 74° 25.554′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and North North Carolina Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Atlantic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 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. James L. Cooper (within shouting distance of this marker); Leavander W. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph T. Allmond (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cora Hillery Boggs (approx. 0.2 miles away); William "Sonny" Lea (approx. 0.3 miles away); Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clarence C. Davenport, Sr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Virgie Lee Jordan (approx. 0.4 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 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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