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

Cora Hillery Boggs

1918 - 1996

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Cora Hillery Boggs Marker
Inscription.  A community activist for many years, this longtime Atlantic City resident, born in Philadelphia, was Founder and Executive Director of the "Gild the Ghetto" Youth Development Program, which took local teens off the streets for weekly work, study, recreation and rap sessions. Mrs. Boggs established that program in the 1970s and ran it for ten years. A member of the local branch of the NAACP Executive Board for many years, Mrs. Boggs also co-founded and formerly presided over the Atlantic City Congress of Community Organizations, an umbrella organization of civic associations from throughout the city. The Congress, under her presidency from 1984-86, was credited, in part, with encouraging the creation of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the agency charged with city and statewide redevelopment through casino reinvestment funding. In 1989, the Atlantic City Branch of the NAACP honored here for many years of dedicated community service.
 
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Cora Hillery Boggs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Cora Hillery Boggs Marker
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Charity & Public WorkWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
 
Location. 39° 21.704′ N, 74° 25.772′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and North New York Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Atlantic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 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. Joseph T. Allmond (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William "Sonny" Lea (about 600 feet away); Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth (about 700 feet away); Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford (approx. 0.2 miles away); James L. Usry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pierre Hollingsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sara Spencer Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leavander W. Johnson (approx. 0.2 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 50 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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