Transcript of interview with Ed May by Claytee D. White, July 22, 2010

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ohr000776
Title
Transcript of interview with Ed May by Claytee D. White, July 22, 2010
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Interviewer
White, Claytee D.
Description
Interview transcript with Ed May by Claytee D. White, July 22, 2010. Ed's family was one of the founders of Victory Missionary Baptist Church where they became lifetime members. He was educated at UNLV, Cornell and Harvard, and became an avid golfer.
Abstract
Ed May was born in Las Vegas, NV, the son of Edd and Rosetta May. His parents moved to Las Vegas the year he was born in 1955. Ed's family was one of the founders of Victory Missionary Baptist Church where they became lifetime members. He grew up on the Westside. Ed's mother Rosetta May worked as a seamstress at the Stardust hotel. His father was a private pilot who worked for the air force as well as a construction contractor. After high school, Ed May attended UNLV and he graduated with a criminal justice degree. Later he obtained a Master's of Public Administration (MPA) as well as a certification from Cornell University and from Harvard University. He worked at Centel as the first black negotiating chief in the company's history. Ed recalls businesses on the Westside near Jackson street that were influential in building the community life where he grew up. He shares about his strong family values, his time at UNLV, work life, and his passion for golf. Ed May started playing golf in the early 80's. He shares the influence Valley View has had on golf and mentions many influential members of Valley View that have assisted in the growth of golf for African Americans in Las Vegas.
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Westside
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F850.N4 M38 2012
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Original Date (interview)
2010-07-22
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This material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the University Libraries. For further information please contact Digital Collections: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
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