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

Margaret Lee Caution

1907 - 1993

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Margaret Lee Caution Marker
Inscription.  An Atlantic City native, Mrs. Caution, and here late husband Russell, were the first major South Jersey distributors of African-American oriented magazines and newspapers, beginning as far back as the 1930s. Mrs. Caution, a writer and printer, wrote many columns on Atlantic City's black community for the Atlantic City Press and the Afro-American Newspaper. She owned and operated The Victor Press at 1703 Arctic Avenue. Active in civic life, she held top offices in such service organizations as: the NAACP, New Jersey State Federation and the Order of Eastern Star. She served on the N.J. Civil Rights Commission as an adviser to Governor Alfred E. Driscoll. A lifetime member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, she was Founding Director of its Day Care Center and Founder of its Food Closet. She was also involved with many of its educational and social programs, serving with United Methodist Women and the Women's Society of Christian Service.
 
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Margaret Lee Caution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Margaret Lee Caution Marker
CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.778′ N, 74° 26.109′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltic Avenue and North Indiana Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Baltic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1741 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. Elwood G. Davis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles A. Mills (about 400 feet away); Tsgt. Harold R. Brown Memorial Plaza (about 500 feet away); Clifford J. Newsome (about 500 feet away); John Herbert Brooks (about 600 feet away); George William Nelson Sr. (about 700 feet away); Sara Spencer Washington (about 700 feet away); Virgie Lee Jordan (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 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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