Henrietta Shelton

ATLANTIC CITY – The PR Council of Greater Atlantic Cits will celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring its 2024 Woman of Achievement Henrietta Shelton, co-founder of Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc., at its monthly luncheon being held noon Tuesday, March 26 at Cardinal Restaurant, 201 S. New York Ave.

Members of the council welcome the public to attend to hear inspirational words from Shelton along with enjoying a gourmet lunch.

Shelton, an Atlantic City native who has won numerous awards for her work preserving and promoting African-American history in Atlantic City, co-founded Chicken Bone Beach to preserve the history of segregation at the Missouri Avenue beach where African-American citizens gathered in their youth.

The foundation also celebrates jazz music and its history by offering free outdoor concerts and music education for young people.

Shelton retired in 2017 from the FAA Technical Center in Pomona where she worked for 41 years.

The cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members with a reservation. Walk-ins are charged an additional $5. Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.