Black History Guest Column / John H. Lyles-Belton / Struggle, sacrifice, success -- and now sadness - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Black History Guest Column / John H. Lyles-Belton / Struggle, sacrifice, success -- and now sadness

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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2011 12:00 am

Our history in Atlantic City is typical of the African-American experience in this country. Many of us migrated north, beginning in the late 1800s, from the perils of Jim Crow's rigid segregation and racist laws that controlled all aspects of life in the South. We came to Atlantic City, and many other northern cities, seeking job opportunities and a better way of life for ourselves and families.

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