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In July 1921 the hotel sees the beginning of civil unrest amongst the African American working class community of Atlantic City. Agitator Dunn Purnsley gets a job as a dishwasher and provokes a strike by the kitchen staff which expands to include the whole city. ("Battle of the Century") Strikers continue to demonstrate outside the hotel throughout July and it is brought to a standstill by the action. ("Georgia Peaches")
- Hotel Manager
- Food and Beverage Manager
- Head Chef
- Martin: Waiter
- Harlan: Shoe shiner
- Dunn Purnsley: Dish washer
- Franklin: Dish washer
- Otis: Chef
- Louis: Chef
- Travis Elkins: Chef
In real life, the Ritz-Carlton Atlantic City Hotel opened on June 21, 1921. However, in the TV show the hotel is already operative by mid-January 1920 and seems to have been working for years.