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Edited narrative of interview with Audrey "June" Taylor Henry by Claytee D. White, February 26, 2010
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TitleEdited narrative of interview with Audrey "June" Taylor Henry by Claytee D. White, February 26, 2010
NarratorHenry, Audrey "June" Taylor
Material SetHenry, Audrey "June" Taylor
InterviewerWhite, Claytee D.
DescriptionEdited narrative of an interview with Audrey "June" Taylor Henry conducted by Claytee D. White on February 26, 2010. Henry was a dancer, choreographer, broadcaster and Las Vegas resident since 1992.
AbstractAudrey "June" Taylor Henry's first memories are of watching her parents dancing on stage. They were members of the Brownskin Models, a touring carnival show in the mid-1930s. It was a demanding but lucrative career for the couple. Audrey grew up in the care of nannies while her parents toured. Audrey soon itched to be dancing on stage herself. During her school age days, she recalls, she eventually gained admission to the prestigious New York School of Performing Arts. Though her studies were interrupted by the challenges of long-distance parenting, Audrey did graduate from New York School of Performing Arts via correspondence. After thirty years of dancing and with two school aged boys, she was seeking a different career. For a while, she sold black history books over the phone. Meanwhile, she was hoping to get an on-air radio job. Though she did not want to pursue an acting career, it was an audition for a play in the late 1960s that ended up leading to a radio opportunity in news. Audrey earned undergraduate and master's degrees in education and counseling, and maintained a successful ten-year radio broadcast career. She has resided in Las Vegas since 1992 and is an active member of the community with a special interest in education. She is also the author of The Sound of Applause, a book that describes "how minorities used carnivals as a vehicle to find a better life."
Identified IndividualsHenry, Audrey "June" Taylor
Identified Corporate BodiesHigh School of Performing Arts (New York, N.Y.)
Neighborhood City / TownLas Vegas
SourceCT247.H45 2007
Original CollectionBoyer Early Las Vegas History Project
Original Date (interview)2010-02-26
Subject (FAST)African American women entertainers
Choreographers
Community activists
African American dancers
Radio broadcasting
DC TypeText
Genre (TGM)Interview Transcripts
Specific Genre (LCSH)Transcripts
Languageeng
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: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact.
Digital PublisherUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas
Digital CollectionThe African American Experience in Las Vegas
Master Extent2359 x 3141 pixels; 7.9 x 10.5 inches; 22,538,025 bytes; 85 images
Master File Formatimage/tiff
Master File Quality24 bit color; 300 ppi
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