Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Herbert Brooks
—1936 - 2005 —
An Atlantic City native, Brooks spent his early years in a life and death struggle with drug addiction. After conquering his own addiction, he worked to deter others from substance abuse. In 1969, Brooks co-founded NARCO, Inc., and, with volunteers, began to treat alcohol addiction. Several years later the group incorporated as the Institute for Human Development (IHD), a substance abuse program that set the bar for treatment programs across the nation. He served as the Institute’s Executive Director from it inception to 1993. “The Institute” became one of the largest drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Books studied business administration, human resources and psychology at Atlantic Community College and Rutgers University to enhance his skills. As a frontline soldier in the war against drug abuse, Brooks changed many people’s lives for the better, and for that this community salutes his valiant efforts.
[Seal of the] City of Atlantic City, Incorporated March 1854.
Erected 2009 by the City of Atlantic City.
Location. 39° 21.731′ N, 74° 25.996′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Martin Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sara Spencer Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Clifford J. Newsome (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James L. Usry (about 600 feet away); George William Nelson Sr. (about 600 feet away); Jeremiah Leeds (approx. ¼ mile away); Pierre Hollingsworth (approx. ¼ mile away); New Jersey Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); They Called It “KY & The Curb” (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Notable Persons •
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