Transcript of interviews with J. David Hoggard, Sr. by Claytee D. White and an unnamed interviewer in 1997, 1998, and 1999

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Digital ID
ohr000843
Title
Transcript of interviews with J. David Hoggard, Sr. by Claytee D. White and an unnamed interviewer in 1997, 1998, and 1999
Narrator
Material Set
Interviewer
White, Claytee D.
Description
Transcript of interviews with J. David Hoggard, Sr. by Claytee D. White, and unnamed interviewers in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Hoggard moved to Las Vegas in 1945 and became involved in civil rights through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Economic Opportunity Board.
Abstract
Born Jeremiah David Wright Hoggard, a reverend's son, David Hoggard dedicated his life to the service of others. He was drafted and served in World War II, and in 1945, he was transferred to Nellis Air Force Base. Recognizing the opportunities and the ideal climate Las Vegas offered, David moved to the city with his two sons after being recently widowed. Within a month, David joined the Las Vegas Police Department, becoming one of the first African American officers in the city alongside Herman Moody. David soon met Mabel Welch Wynns at the USO, and by 1947, the two were married. David left the police department due to increasing frustrations with racial barriers, and eventually became the school district's second attendance officer. Social, economic and political justice for all was a passion for David. He joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) meetings, and he joined the organization before serving in the United States Air Force, and was involved with the local chapter serving in various capacities, including four years as its president. His leadership in the community contributed to the end of segregation in the city's gaming industry as well as creating opportunities for African Americans on many fronts, in many industries. After fifteen years with the school district, David went to work for the then newly-established Economic Opportunity Board (EOB), quickly working his way up to the director position. Under his nearly 30 years of leadership, the EOB became the largest nonprofit in Las Vegas, implementing successful programs like Head Start, KCEP radio station, Concentrated Employment Program (CEP), a senior center, grandparent foster program and much more. David's impact on the Las Vegas community is vast and meaningful. His other contributions included serving on the city's Human Relations Committee, and working with the West Side Federal Credit Union. He continued to serve his community after retiring as EOB Director with the America Association for Retired Persons (AARP) running the Tax Aid Program.
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Westside
Neighborhood City / Town
Source
F850 N4 H63 2012
Original Collection
Alternative Date
1997-11-12; 1997-11-17; 1998-03-04; 1998-07-13; 1999-03-30
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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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