Transcript of interview with Audrey James by Claytee D. White, July 20, 2012


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Transcript of interview with Audrey James by Claytee D. White, July 20, 2012
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Interview with Audrey James conducted by Claytee D. White on July 20, 2012. James moved to Las Vegas in 1952 and worked as an elementary school teacher. She also spearheaded a project to provide books for children in African countries, volunteered in a food bank operation, and has been an active church member.
Educator. Community volunteer. Longtime Las Vegas resident. When Audrey James reminisces about her move from Mississippi to Las Vegas in 1952, she describes Jackson Street as unpaved but filled with many thriving businesses. She also remembers segregation and its impact on her house hunting at the time. Over the course of her decades in Las Vegas she has been an elementary school teacher and explains the "prestige school" program. Audrey has always been an active church member and continues today to be energetically involved in food bank operations to feed the poor. Audrey has traveled the world and spearheaded a book drive to benefit children in African countries she had visited.
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