Collaborative Celebrates with a Click

The day to celebrate the creation of this portal about the history of African Americans in Las Vegas is about to begin. Director Claytee White and Project Manager Barbara Tabach took a moment to sigh with pride as they eagerly await the press event in the morning and a community event in the afternoon. Hours of work and the efforts of too many people to list here is to be applauded.

Dr. Sonya Horsford shares history of CCSD's integration

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. Her presentation, Freedom Struggle for Equal Education, 1968 – 1994, provided a local context to desegregation and integration of Clark County School District during that time period.

50th Commemoration of 1963 March

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.

Palm Downtown Mortuary opens Civil Rights Movement Memorial

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January 1, 2013
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Les Femmes Douze celebrates 50th anniversary

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January 1, 2013
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Rodney King riot in California spills into Las Vegas

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October 6, 1992
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Ruby Duncan leads march on Las Vegas Strip

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October 6, 1972
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Consent Decree issued

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

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June 4, 1971
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October race riot in Las Vegas

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October 6, 1969
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EOB (Economic Opportunity Board) established; opens first office in 1965.

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March 26, 1964
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