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Audio recording clips of interview with Rev. Claude H. and Stella Parson by Maurice R. Page, February 26, 1977
Two audio clips from an interview with Stella and Rev. Claude H. Parson conducted by Maurice R. Page on February 26, 1977. As educators, the Parsons discuss the integration of schools in Las Vegas. In...
Audio clip from interview with J. David Hoggard, February 1, 1999
In this audio clip, J. David Hoggard discusses the local chapter of the NAACP in Las Vegas and the Human Relations Commission.
Personal data for Mary Louise Williams
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Williams was musically trained and worked as a dancer at the opening of the Moulin Rouge in 1955. Following her career in social work and teaching in New York, she retired to Las...
Personal data for Isadore Washington
Born in Tallulah, Louisiana, Isadore Washington came to Las Vegas with his family in 1942 at the age of eight. He recalls playing with Wayne Newton when they were children and life on the Westside. Washington...
Personal data for Rachel Coleman
Born in Fayette, Mississippi, Coleman moved to Las Vegas in the 1950s and began washing dishes at the Tropicana. In 1969, having worked for a number of hotels, she was promoted to executive housekeeper...
Personal data for Ruth Eppenger D'Hondt
Born and raised in Las Vegas, D'Hondt was one of the early black cocktail servers on the Las Vegas Strip, working at Caesars Palace for twenty-six years. D'Hondt's family owned a restaurant, Mattie's Cafe,...
Personal data for Naomi Goynes
Moving to Las Vegas with her husband Theron in 1964, Goynes had a thirty-six-year career in local education. Collection items for Naomi Goynes include: interview transcript; audio clip; photographs.
Personal data for Audrey James
After moving to Las Vegas in 1952, James worked as an elementary school teacher. She also spearheaded a project to provide books for children in African countries, has been an active church member, and...
Personal data for Dr. Agnes Lockette
Dr. Agnes Lockette moved to Nevada to be an elementary school teacher and an early childhood education professor at UNLV. She reviews the evolution of education in Las Vegas from the 1950s through the...
Personal data for Theron Goynes
A retired school principal, Goynes also served as a North Las Vegas councilman and mayor pro-temp and was the first black in Nevada history to chair a government body. Collection items for Theron Goynes...
Personal data for Mozella Sheds Scott
Mozella Sheds Scott discusses her varied work history and career as a directory assistance telephone operator for Centel (Sprint) in Las Vegas. Observing reading deficiencies in the community, she created...
Personal data for Faye Todd
Featured in Ebony Magazine in 1979, Faye Todd achieved executive status in the Las Vegas gaming industry, serving as Special Events Coordinator for Desert Inn Hotel and Casino and Entertainment Director/Corporate...
Personal data for Essie Shelton Jacobs
Essie Shelton Jacobs arrived in Las Vegas 1963 and worked in housekeeping at Aladdin Hotel for twenty-three years. Active in the Culinary Union, she worked as a supervisor and shop steward. Collection...
Personal data for Eugene Buford
Eugene Buford came to Las Vegas as a child from Birmingham, Alabama. He held a variety of jobs, including washing dishes at the Last Frontier and delivering ice to casinos like the Flamingo and the Stardust,...
Personal data for Vicki Richardson
. As a high school junior in Wilmington, Delaware, Vicki Richardson was one of twelve African American students chosen to integrate the school system. A civil rights activist in high school and college,...
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...
Personal data for Roosevelt Toston
Roosevelt Toston grew up in Epps, Louisiana, and came to Las Vegas in the 1950s as a teenager. He describes his experience at Las Vegas High School and the first jobs he held at the Fremont Hotel and the...
Personal data for Lonnie G. Wright
Lonnie G. Wright played basketball at UNLV and became a successful local educator and businessman. His grandmother worked as a maid for prominent Las Vegans. Collection items for Lonnie G. Wright include:...
Personal data for Hattie Canty
Hattie Canty worked as a hotel maid and was elected president of the Culinary Union during the 1990s. Collection items for Hattie Canty include: interview transcript; audio clip.
Personal data for Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson worked at the Basic Magnesium plant and became the first black elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1966. He served as president of the NAACP in 1951, and was a co-founder of Westside Federal...
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