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

Virgie Lee Jordan

1927 - 2009

 
 
Virgie Lee Jordan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Virgie Lee Jordan Marker
Inscription.  Born in Petersburg, Va., this longtime Atlantic City resident began her life's work in 1976 when she established the Stanley S. Holmes Village Work Team in the public housing complex in which she resided. Beginning with her efforts to improve conditions in the playground behind her home, Jordan acquired some equipment and supplies, and put the village kids to work. The work team she founded and presided over for 37 years, became a summer activities program for children ages three to 18, as well as an after school program for the balance of the year providing tutoring, arts and crafts, stage plays, aerobics, fashion and talent shows, karate classes, computer training, and a scholarship program. Among her many awards, she received the Private Sector Initiative Commendation from the President of the United States of America in 1986, The Hometown Hero Award from the Philadelphia 76ers, The Black Image-Image Award, and a special proclamation from the City of Atlantic City declaring March 6, 1987 "Virgie Jordan Day". She was inducted into the Atlantic County Women Hall of Fame in 2002.
 
Erected by City of
Virgie Lee Jordan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Virgie Lee Jordan Marker
Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.839′ N, 74° 25.958′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltic Avenue and North Kentucky Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Baltic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Baltic 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. Tsgt. Harold R. Brown Memorial Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth (about 500 feet away); William "Sonny" Lea (about 600 feet away); John Herbert Brooks (about 700 feet away); Sara Spencer Washington (about 800 feet away); Margaret Lee Caution (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clifford J. Newsome (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elwood G. Davis (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 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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