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Video Interview with Melvin Sanders at Vegas PBS, April 1, 2013
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Digital IDohr000805
TitleVideo Interview with Melvin Sanders at Vegas PBS, April 1, 2013
NarratorSanders, Melvin
Material SetSanders, Melvin
DescriptionMelvin Sanders talks about growing up on the Westside as the son of a pastor/auto detailing business owner. He recalls tensions and the joy of his upbringing during the 1960s. He tells a story about working for State Gaming Board at age 16, going to college on a football scholarship, and an encounter with Sonny Liston. Sanders and his brothers inherited his father's auto detailing business.
Identified IndividualsCox, Clyde Carson
Liston, Sonny, 1932-1970 @LoC
Identified Corporate BodiesMadison Elementary School
Ruth Fyfe Elementary School
Cove Hotel (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Identified NeighborhoodJackson Street; Westside;
Neighborhood City / TownLas Vegas
SourceOral History Research Center, Special Collections, UNLV
Original CollectionAfrican Americans in Las Vegas: A Collaborative Oral History Project
Original Date (interview)2013-04-01
Subject (FAST)Families
School children
African American businesspeople
DC TypeMoving Image
Specific Genre (LCSH)Video recordings
RightsThis material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction; but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission. For further information please contact Digital Collections: This document is an oral history. It is a spoken account of certain events and phenomena recorded at one particular moment and filtered through one individual's life experience, sensibility, and memory. As such, it should be considered a primary source rather than a final, verified, or complete narrative of the events it records.
Digital PublisherUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas
Digital CollectionThe African American Experience in Las Vegas
Master Extent00:28:58; 698,638,469 bytes
Master File Formatvideo/mp4
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