WHM: Henrietta Shelton To Be Honored by PR Council of Greater Atlantic City


Henrietta Shelton (right) with sister Cynthia Primas.

ATLANTIC CITYHenrietta Shelton, the founder of the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, will be honored by the Public Relations Council of Greater Atlantic City during its meeting at the Cardinal Restaurant, 201 S. New York Avenue, from noon-2 p.m. on March 26.

Shelton will be honored in recognition of Women’s History Month. She is being given the PR Council’s Woman of Achievement Awards. Meals can be purchased for $45 for council members and $60 for non-members with a reservation.

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She has won numerous awards for her work preserving and promoting African American history and culture in Atlantic City. Chicken Bone Beach was the nickname given to Missouri Avenue Beach where Blacks were permitted to gather while facing city-endorsed segregation.

Shelton retired in 2017 with 41 years of service from the FAA Technical Center. Some of the awards she has received include the American Conference on Diversity’s 2011 Humanitarian of the Year Award, and the 2020 Arts/Entertainment Award from the Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame and will be honored at the NAACP’s annual gala in April at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

Through the foundation, Shelton puts on one of Atlantic City’s most beloved annual Jazz concert series each summer.

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