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361. Personal data for Jackie Brantley Personal data for Jackie Brantley Jackie Brantley, born in Las Vegas following World War II, grew up in the Westside at a time when the predominately black area of the city was at its peak. She refers to the area as a 'village,' a viable,...

362. Personal data for James A. Gay III Personal data for James A. Gay III Arriving in 1946 from Fordyce, Arkansas, Gay became the first African-American mortician in Las Vegas. He later worked as Assistant Manager of the Sands Hotel and Casino and Union Plaza while serving as...

363. Personal data for James Jones Jr. Personal data for James Jones Jr. In June 1959, James Jones looked forward to moving to Las Vegas, away from farming in Waverly, Louisiana. His first job was at Gilbert’s Grocery Store on D Street. Within a couple of years, he secured...

364. Personal data for Jean S. Childs Personal data for Jean S. Childs Jean S. Childs moved to Las Vegas with her family in 1962 and attended Ranch High School, along with her twin brother and younger sister. After a brief move back to California, Childs returned to Las Vegas...

365. Personal data for Jerry Eppenger Personal data for Jerry Eppenger Jerry Eppenger's family moved from Arkansas to Las Vegas in 1953. Joining the Marine Corps in 1964, he was among the early combatants in the Vietnam War. After a brief time in Alaska, he returned to Las...

366. Personal Data for Jerushia McDonald - Hylton Personal Data for Jerushia McDonald - Hylton Jerushia McDonald Hylton and Suzilene McDonald grew up on Las Vegas' Westside. It was a family of five children with entrepreneurial parents who worked hard to provide for their family. Dad was also a...

367. Personal data for Jillean Williams Personal data for Jillean Williams Johnny Pate and Jillean Williams share many fond memories of touring with Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra, cruises on the Norwegian line, and playing at the Dunes in Las Vegas. Jillean recalls...

368. Personal data for Jocelyn Oats Personal data for Jocelyn Oats Jocelyn Thompson Oats' father founded Victory Baptist Church on the Westside. She was involved with the PTA and advocated for African American students in the first steps of school integration.

369. Personal data for Joe Neal Personal data for Joe Neal Senator Joe Neal shares many memories of his childhood in Mound, Louisiana. He recalls his mother leaving him and his older brother Willie with a woman named Bea so that she could go to Alexander to get...

370. Personal data for Johnie B. Wright Personal data for Johnie B. Wright Johnie B. (Sparkman) Wright and Eddie James Wright, Jr. are a retired couple who met, married, and raised their family in Las Vegas. Johnie is a retired nurse’s aide who received her training at Rose...

371. Personal data for Johnny Griffin Personal data for Johnny Griffin Johnny Griffin moved to Las Vegas in 1982, after attending Jackson State University on a golf scholarship.

372. Personal data for Johnny Pate Personal data for Johnny Pate As a jazz pianist and composer, Johnny Pate was a close friend to legendary singer Joe Williams. Pate and Williams share fond memories of touring with Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra, cruises...

373. Personal data for Judge Lee Gates Personal data for Judge Lee Gates Born in Louisiana, Gates moved to Las Vegas around 1960. Following high school, he attended UNLV, where he was a member of the Black Student Association and studied under professor Roosevelt Fitzgerald,...

374. Personal Data for Julia A. Payne Personal Data for Julia A. Payne Julia A. Payne was born in the 1940s in Santa Monica, California. Her parents had moved to southern California from Columbus, Ohio. After Julia graduated from high school in 1963, the family decided to...

375. Personal data for June F. Whitley Personal data for June F. Whitley June and Lewis Whitley moved to Las Vegas in 1958. June worked at Centel, and eventually became the first woman chairperson of the Board of Regents of Clark County Community College.

376. Personal data for Karen Walker Personal data for Karen Walker Karen Walker was born in Las Vegas in 1967, and became part of the family business, Hamburger Heaven. Collection items for Walker include an interview transcript, audio clip, ephemera and photographs.

377. Personal data for Katherine Duncan Personal data for Katherine Duncan Duncan moved to Las Vegas in 1977, worked with Nevada Motion Picture Services, and owned a travel agency. She started a black heritage tour of Las Vegas. Collection items for Katherine Duncan include:...

378. Personal data for Katherine Joseph Personal data for Katherine Joseph Katherine Joseph trained as a dancer and came to Las Vegas in 1950. She held jobs at clubs on the Westside, and was involved in the Economic Opportunity Board and Operation Independence. Collection items...

379. Personal data for Lawrence Weekly Personal data for Lawrence Weekly Lawrence Weekly is a native Las Vegan and grew up on the Westside in the 1970s and 1980s. He now serves on the Clark County Commission. Collection items for Lawrence Weekly include an interview transcript...

380. Personal data for Lee Gray Personal data for Lee Gray Gray came to Las Vegas as a child in the 1950s and attended school at Westside Elementary, K. O. Knudsen Jr. High, and Rancho High School. Following high school, Gray worked for Bob Williams during the...
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