A multi-part video series on Atlantic City's rich history in relation to HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Learn about the stories behind several facets of the resort's history such as the real Nucky Johnson, the African-American Experience, the Boardwalk and more.
The "Conversations & Storytelling" event, featuring a panel discussion on Atlantic City's vibrant history in relation to the new HBO series "Boardwalk Empire," was held at Caesars Atlantic City on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, and was followed by a viewing party of the debut episode of the HBO drama series, based on Prohibition era Atlantic City.
The event was presented by Atlantic City Weekly and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) in cooperation with the Carnegie Library Center of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah's Entertainment; the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism; and the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
The panelists included Ralph Hunter, Pinky Kravitz, Allen "Boo" Pergament, Vicki Gold Levi, Jim Waltzer and Izzy Posner.
In the fourth episode of this multi-part series, a distinguished panel of Atlantic City historians and authors start to discuss the African-American experience with regard to helping to build Atlantic City, how important the city was for blacks in terms of jobs, entrepreneurs, and entertainment. This video series focuses on the real Atlantic City behind HBO's "Boardwalk Empire.
Look for the second part of the "African-American Experience" Friday, Oct. 29, 2010,
Plus this week's new Drew Toonz cartoon, and the MLK Awards with Nelson Johnson speaking set for Jan. 14.
Exploring the 1920s in Atlantic City
1912 Prohibition Party Convention