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

Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth

1947 - 2004

 
 
Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth Marker
Inscription.  Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth worked diligently in many capacities to promote Atlantic City. In the 1960's, she was a dancer with Larry Steele's Smart Affairs at the famed Club Harlem's first Mistress of Ceremonies. She worked in Special Events for the City of Atlantic City from 1984 to 1989 and 2002 to 2004. She was the host of Soundra's Sunrise Gospel Hour; Executive Director of the Miss Atlantic City Pageant from 1985 to 2004; and Board Member of the Miss America Organization. A diabetic since her teens, Soundra founded the Insulin Support Fund to help other diabetics. She assisted the Atlantic City NAACP and organized their annual Twilight Breakfast fundraiser. Sadly missed and fondly remembered, Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth lives on in the hearts and lives of many.
 
Erected by City of 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.
Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth Marker
39° 21.761′ N, 74° 25.904′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Arctic Avenue and North Kentucky Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Arctic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1525 Arctic 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. William "Sonny" Lea (a few steps from this marker); John Herbert Brooks (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sara Spencer Washington (about 500 feet away); Virgie Lee Jordan (about 500 feet away); Tsgt. Harold R. Brown Memorial Plaza (about 600 feet away); Cora Hillery Boggs (about 700 feet away); James L. Usry (about 800 feet away); Clifford J. Newsome (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 80 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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