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

Wilbert "Huff" Royal

1948 - 1996

 
 
Wilbert "Huff" Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 22, 2022
1. Wilbert "Huff" Royal Marker
Inscription.  Born in Clinton, North Carolina, Wilbert Royal made Atlantic City his home after receiving his Master's Degree at North Carolina A&T University. Affectionately known as "Huff", he spent many summers in Atlantic City working as a bellhop at Lombardy Motel and singing at Eddy's Barr. He was general manager of the famed Club Harlem and also worked as a teacher, social worker and neighborhood facilities coordinator for the Atlantic city Board of Education. Huff was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the NAACP, and Union Baptist Temple where he taught Sunday school. He received many community service awards for his involvement in civic and professional organizations. He was the N.J. Black Achievement & Awards Foundation's "Personality of the Decade" in 1988. Huff's greatest legacy can be found in the 20 years he spent coaching the Atlantic City Dolphins Football Team, a commitment to guide young men through the difficulties of adolescence.
 
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
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Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSports. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1988.
 
Location. 39° 22.501′ N, 74° 26.935′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on North Ohio Avenue just west of Gramercy Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 N Ohio Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Venice Park Honor Roll (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wastewater Treatment / ACUA (about 700 feet away); Green Roof! / Renewable Energy Projects (about 700 feet away); Wind Farm / Green Fleet (about 700 feet away); Henry Lloyd (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dorothie W. Dorrington, ED.S
Wilbert "Huff" Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 22, 2022
2. Wilbert "Huff" Royal Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles A. Mills (approx. 1.1 miles away); Elwood G. Davis (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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