Vegas PBS and CCSD’s Equity and Diversity Education Department held a Teacher Event on October 7 at Chaparral High School. Keynote speaker was Dr. Sonya Douglass Horsford (shown here), a highly regarded scholar on education and a member of our Community Advisory Board.
The milestone March on Washington was commemorated with two local Las Vegas distinct events both containing a call to action. You may wonder why after 50 years a call to action is even necessary. Although progress is acknowledged by most speakers, blacks in America still have a lower household income and a higher unemployment rate. So economic inequality is still present and still devastating in its reach.
In 1971, the Las Vegas gaming industry was continuing to discriminate against black workers. And in the summer of that year, a consent decree alleged a series of violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. View a copy of the Consent Decree here: http://d.library.unlv.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ohr/id/640