Transcript of an interview with Clinton Wright by Claytee D. White, October 13, 2005


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Transcript of an interview with Clinton Wright by Claytee D. White, October 13, 2005
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White, Claytee D.
Clinton Wright worked as a photographer for the Las Vegas Voice for fifteen years. In his interview, he discusses living and working in Las Vegas, and raising his family.
Like many others during the 1950s, Clinton Wright's parents and siblings became part of the migration from Arkansas to Las Vegas. In 1959, after attending the University of Arkansas, Clinton followed them. He did various jobs at first and then settled in as a financial planner for A. L. Williams and eventually as a photographer for the Las Vegas Voice, an African American publication. He took photos there for fifteen years, photographing local events and news. During this interview, Clinton reflects on the changes he observed over the years, particularly in the black community of the Westside and North Las Vegas. He recalls how he changed his personal thoughts about raising his children in Las Vegas to understanding that it wasn't the city that made a difference in their outcome.
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October 13, 2005
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