Personal Data for Eleanor Walker

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ohr000424
Title
Personal Data for Eleanor Walker
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Birth Date
1944
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United States of America
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United States of America;
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Description
Eleanor Walker served as President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the NAACP from 1971 to 1975. She has held several jobs throughout her lifetime, including ones at Pan American Airways, AT&T, and Caesars Palace. She was among the first black individuals to hold a position in many of the companies for which she worked, paving the way for future generations. Some of her most noteworthy work was with Operation Independence and the NAACP, as she played a role in many positive changes made for Westside Las Vegas and the African American community. Though Walker was born in Arkansas, she has lived in Las Vegas since she was three weeks old. She graduated from Rancho High School in 1961, among eleven other black students in a class of 457 graduating seniors. Throughout her high school career, she was an active participant in programs such as the Sun Youth Forum and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. Walker spent her first year of college at the University of Colorado in Boulder, but she eventually graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Throughout her lifetime, Walker has always referred to herself as a pioneer. She has opened many doors for the black community in Las Vegas and believes strongly in community involvement. Though she is no longer able to be as active as she was in her past, her positive impact on the city of Las Vegas will be seen for many years to come.
Link to Interview Transcript
http://d.library.unlv.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ohr/id/597
Selected Photographs
http://d.library.unlv.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ohr/id/118
Source
CT247.B75 2009
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Original Date (interview)
2004-06-03
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
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