Atlantic City African American History Resources: Alfred M. Heston Collection (.pdf) : African Americans are Atlantic City's largest racial group. Many great African American performers and entertainers, sports professionals, and business professionals spent time in Atlantic City. Information about African Americans in Atlantic City is found in the Atlantic City Free Public Library's Alfred M. Heston Collection. Resources in the Heston Collection are available for public use during research hours or by appointment. Contact the Heston Room for further information (609) 345-2269 ext. 3062.