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1. Transcript of Interview with Jerushia McDonald Hylton & Suzilene McDonald, September 23, 2011 Transcript of Interview with Jerushia McDonald Hylton & Suzilene McDonald, September 23, 2011 Jerushia McDonald-Hylton and Suzilene McDonald are two of five children of entrepreneurial Westside parents, who became successful entertainers and models.

2. Transcript of interview with Thelma Turner by Claytee D. White, October 21, 2004 Transcript of interview with Thelma Turner by Claytee D. White, October 21, 2004 Interview transcript with Thelma Turner by Claytee D. White, October 21, 2004. Turner lived on the Westside, then later moved to North Las Vegas. She talks about her early jobs at the Moulin Rouge and...

3. Transcript of interview with D. D. Cotton by Claytee D. White, February 14, 1997 Transcript of interview with D. D. Cotton by Claytee D. White, February 14, 1997 Interview with D. D. Cotton conducted by Claytee D. White on February 14, 1997. Raised in New York City, Cotton arrived in Las Vegas as a dancer in Cab Calloway's traveling production "The Cotton Club."...

4. Transcript from interview with Essie Lee Jones by Claytee White, June 5, 1996 Transcript from interview with Essie Lee Jones by Claytee White, June 5, 1996 Essie Lee Jones moved from the Tallulah, Louisiana, area to Las Vegas in 1969. In the interview, Jones discusses her employment in various positions such as maid, waitress, and casino porter at the Stardust,...

5. Transcript from interviews with Katherine M. Joseph by Claytee White, October 25, 2004 and September Transcript from interviews with Katherine M. Joseph by Claytee White, October 25, 2004 and September 5, 2007 Two-session interview with Katherine M. Joseph by Claytee White, October 25, 2004, and September 5, 2007. Joseph is a community activist and was a co-worker of Lubertha Johnson, and involved with Operation...

6. Transcript of interview with Jerry Eppenger by Claytee D. White, September 14, 2011 Transcript of interview with Jerry Eppenger by Claytee D. White, September 14, 2011 Interview with Jerry Eppenger conducted by Claytee D. White on September 14, 2011. Eppenger's family moved from Arkansas to Las Vegas in 1953. Joining the Marine Corps in 1964, he was among the early combatants...

7. Transcript of Interview with Marion Bennett, July 2, 2009 Transcript of Interview with Marion Bennett, July 2, 2009 Marion Bennett has served twice as local NAACP President. He also talks about the integration of casinos, schools, and housing. Marion has been the pastor for Zion Methodist for over 40 years.

8. Transcript of interview with Ruth Eppenger D'Hondt by Claytee D. White, August 25, 2011, and July 9, Transcript of interview with Ruth Eppenger D'Hondt by Claytee D. White, August 25, 2011, and July 9, 2012 Interview with Ruth Eppenger D'Hondt conducted by Claytee D. White on August 25, 2011 and July 9, 2012. Born and raised in Las Vegas, D'Hondt was one of the early black cocktail servers on the Las Vegas...

9. Transcript of interview with Viola Johnson by Claytee D. White, March 12, 1996 Transcript of interview with Viola Johnson by Claytee D. White, March 12, 1996 Interview with Viola Johnson conducted by Claytee D. White on March 12, 1996. Johnson lived in a tent when she moved from Fordyce to Las Vegas in 1942. She describes working conditions for maids and the...

10. Transcript of interview with Sarann Knight Preddy by Claytee D. White, June 5, 1997 Transcript of interview with Sarann Knight Preddy by Claytee D. White, June 5, 1997 1950s - 1990s Interview with Sarann Knight Preddy conducted by Claytee D. White on June 5, 1997. Preddy moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, in the 1940s, becoming a business owner and president of the NAACP. Later she moved...

11. Transcript of interview with Monroe Williams by Claytee D. White, August 15, 2000 Transcript of interview with Monroe Williams by Claytee D. White, August 15, 2000 Interview with Monroe Williams conducted by Claytee D. White on August 15, 2000. Williams was one of the first black firefighters in 1963, later becoming involved in real estate. He and his wife, Brenda...

12. Transcript of Interview with Marzette Lewis, 2012 Transcript of Interview with Marzette Lewis, 2012 Marzette Lewis is an outspoken community activist, especially in the area of local education. She is the founder of the WAAK-UP group. The interview took place over two sessions, session 1 was recorded...

13. Transcript of Interview with Eleanor Walker, June 3, 2004 Transcript of Interview with Eleanor Walker, June 3, 2004 Eleanor Walker served as President of the Las Vegas Chapter of NAACP from 1971-1975.

14. Audio clip from interview with Essie Lee Jones by Claytee White, June 5, 1996 Audio clip from interview with Essie Lee Jones by Claytee White, June 5, 1996 Part of an interview with Essie Lee Jones, June 5, 1996. In this clip, Jones describes racism she encountered while she was working as a waitress.

15. Audio recording clip of interview with D. D. Cotton by Claytee D. White, February 14, 1997 Audio recording clip of interview with D. D. Cotton by Claytee D. White, February 14, 1997 Part of an interview with D. D. Cotton by Claytee White on February 14, 1997. Cotton discusses challenges faced by women dealers and her work as a dancer and dealer in a number of casinos.
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