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Transcript of interviews with J. David Hoggard, Sr. by Claytee D. White and an unnamed interviewer in 1997, 1998, and 1999
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Digital IDohr000843
TitleTranscript of interviews with J. David Hoggard, Sr. by Claytee D. White and an unnamed interviewer in 1997, 1998, and 1999
NarratorHoggard, J. David
Material SetHoggard, J. David
InterviewerWhite, Claytee D.
DescriptionTranscript of interviews with J. David Hoggard, Sr. by Claytee D. White, and unnamed interviewers in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Hoggard moved to Las Vegas in 1945 and became involved in civil rights through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Economic Opportunity Board.
AbstractBorn Jeremiah David Wright Hoggard, a reverend's son, David Hoggard dedicated his life to the service of others. He was drafted and served in World War II, and in 1945, he was transferred to Nellis Air Force Base. Recognizing the opportunities and the ideal climate Las Vegas offered, David moved to the city with his two sons after being recently widowed. Within a month, David joined the Las Vegas Police Department, becoming one of the first African American officers in the city alongside Herman Moody. David soon met Mabel Welch Wynns at the USO, and by 1947, the two were married. David left the police department due to increasing frustrations with racial barriers, and eventually became the school district's second attendance officer. Social, economic and political justice for all was a passion for David. He joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) meetings, and he joined the organization before serving in the United States Air Force, and was involved with the local chapter serving in various capacities, including four years as its president. His leadership in the community contributed to the end of segregation in the city's gaming industry as well as creating opportunities for African Americans on many fronts, in many industries. After fifteen years with the school district, David went to work for the then newly-established Economic Opportunity Board (EOB), quickly working his way up to the director position. Under his nearly 30 years of leadership, the EOB became the largest nonprofit in Las Vegas, implementing successful programs like Head Start, KCEP radio station, Concentrated Employment Program (CEP), a senior center, grandparent foster program and much more. David's impact on the Las Vegas community is vast and meaningful. His other contributions included serving on the city's Human Relations Committee, and working with the West Side Federal Credit Union. He continued to serve his community after retiring as EOB Director with the America Association for Retired Persons (AARP) running the Tax Aid Program.
Identified IndividualsBailey, William H., 1927- @LoC
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 @LoC
Burger, Barney
Bush, Q. B.
Calvert, James
Caperton, Uvalda
Dewey, Ruth
Fitzgerald, H. P.
Hoggard, Mabel
Johnson, Lubertha
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 @LoC
Kellar, Charles
Ray, Clarence
Stevens, William
Wilson, Woodrow
Moody, Herman
McCarran, Pat, 1876-1954 @LoC
Perkins, Claude
McMillan, James B., 1917- @LoC
Identified Corporate BodiesAME Zion Church
American Association of Retired Persons
Brown Derby
Concentrated Employment Program (CEP)
Cotton Club (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Economic Opportunity Board of Clark County (EOB)
El Morocco Club (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Frontier Hotel
Head Start Program (U.S.)
KCEP (Radio station : Las Vegas, Nev.)
Madison Elementary School
Nellis Air Force Base (Nev.) @LoC
Operation Independence (Organization) @LoC
Town Tavern (Las Vegas, Nev.)
United States. Department of Labor
Moulin Rouge (Hotel-Casino : Las Vegas, Nev.) @LoC
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Identified NeighborhoodWestside
Neighborhood City / TownLas Vegas
SourceF850 N4 H63 2012
Original CollectionAfrican Americans in Las Vegas: A Collaborative Oral History Project
Alternative Date1997-11-12; 1997-11-17; 1998-03-04; 1998-07-13; 1999-03-30
Subject (FAST)African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Employment
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Police
Nevada--Las Vegas
Politicians
DC TypeText
Genre (TGM)Interview Transcripts
Languageeng
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Digital PublisherUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas
Digital CollectionThe African American Experience in Las Vegas
Master Extent3,297,253 bytes
Master File Formatapplication/pdf
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