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Transcript of interviews with J. David Hoggard, Sr. by Claytee D. White and an unnamed... 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...
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Transcript of interview with Stella Parson and Reverend Claude H. Parson by Maurice R. Page,... Interview with Stella Parson and Reverend Claude H. Parson conducted by Maurice R. Page on February 26, 1977. Stella came as a child to Las Vegas in 1942, while Claude arrived in 1952 at Nellis Air Force Base. As educators,...
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Transcript of interview with Eugene Buford by Claytee D. White, September 12, 2006 Interview with Eugene Buford conducted by Claytee D. White on September 12, 2006. Buford came to Las Vegas as a child from Birmingham, Alabama. He held a variety of jobs, including washing dishes at the Last Frontier and delivering ice...
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Transcript of interview with Lee Henry Lisby by Glen E. Davis, Rita O'Brian, and Elizabeth... Interview with Lee Henry Lisby conducted by Glen E. Davis, Rita O'Brian, and Elizabeth Patrick on July 10, 1975, April 10, 1978, and May 10, 1978. In 1942, Lisby moved from Louisiana to Nevada, where he found success in owning...
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Transcript from interviews with Katherine M. Joseph by Claytee White, October 25, 2004 and September... Two-session interview with Katherine M. Joseph by Claytee White, October 25, 2004, and September 5, 2007. Joseph is a community activist and was a co-worker of Lubertha Johnson, and involved with Operation Independence. In the interview, Johnson discusses her...
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Transcript of interview with Dr. Porter Troutman by Claytee D. White, November 20, 2006 Interview with Dr. Porter Troutman conducted by Claytee D. White on November 20, 2006. Active in the civil rights movement during college in the 1960s, Troutman became a teacher and later Director of National Teacher Corps, a competency-based teacher education...
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Transcript of interview with Roosevelt Toston by Chanelle Pickens, October 19, 2013 Interview transcript with Roosevelt Toston by Chanelle Pickens, October 19, 2013. This interview focuses primarily on Roosevelt's career in broadcast journalism in the Las Vegas market and then at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
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Transcript of interview with Ruth Eppenger D'Hondt by Claytee D. White, August 25, 2011, and... Interview with Ruth Eppenger D'Hondt conducted by Claytee D. White on August 25, 2011 and July 9, 2012. Born and raised in Las Vegas, D'Hondt was one of the early black cocktail servers on the Las Vegas Strip, working at...
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Transcript of an interview with Theron and Naomi Goynes by Claytee D. White, June 28... Interview with Theron and Naomi Goynes conducted by Claytee D. White on June 28 and July 12, 2012. A retired school principal, Theron Goynes also served as a North Las Vegas councilman and mayor pro-temp and was the first black...
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Transcript of an interview with Gertrude Toston by Claytee D. White on July 21, 2006 Gertrude Toston moved to Las Vegas in 1960. She worked for Western Airlines for 27 years, then earned Masters in Education.
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Transcript of an interview with Clinton Wright by Claytee D. White, October 13, 2005 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.
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Transcript of interview with Brenda Mason by Claytee D. White, December 20, 2006 Interview with Brenda Mason conducted by Claytee D. White on December 20, 2006. After moving to Las Vegas in 1960, Mason graduated from Western High School. Beginning in 1974, she served two terms on the Board of Regents.
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Transcript of interview with Aaron Williams by Claytee D. White, August 16, 2005 Aaron Williams moved to Las Vegas in 1960 and worked at the Nevada Test Site before serving as North Las Vegas councilman, County Commissioner and community activist. Williams sponsored youth baseball teams in North Las Vegas.
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Transcript of interview with Jean Bennett by Claytee D. White, July 8, 2008 Interview with Jean Bennett conducted by Claytee D. White on July 8, 2008. Bennett's early rock-and-roll career blossomed with music producer Buck Ram, who sold her the legal rights to the Platters in 1966. Bennett's assistant Gayle Schreiber also contributes...
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Transcript of interview with Roosevelt Toston by Claytee D. White, July 11, 2006 Interview with Roosevelt Toston conducted by Claytee D. White on July 11, 2006. Toston grew up in Epps, Louisiana, and came to Las Vegas in the 1950s as a teenager. He describes his experience at Las Vegas High School and...
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Transcript of interview with Jerry Eppenger by Claytee D. White, September 14, 2011 Interview with Jerry Eppenger conducted by Claytee D. White on September 14, 2011. Eppenger's family moved from Arkansas to Las Vegas in 1953. Joining the Marine Corps in 1964, he was among the early combatants in the Vietnam War. After...
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Transcript of interview with Monroe Williams by Claytee D. White, August 15, 2000 Interview with Monroe Williams conducted by Claytee D. White on August 15, 2000. Williams was one of the first black firefighters in 1963, later becoming involved in real estate. He and his wife, Brenda Williams, were community leaders.
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Transcript of interview with David Washington by Claytee D. White, March 18, 2009 Interview with David Washington conducted by Claytee D. White on March 18, 2009. Washington began his career as a firefighter in 1974. In 2001, he became the first African American fire chief for the City of Las Vegas.
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Transcript of interview with Paul Pradia by Claytee D. White, July 13, 2010 Interview with Paul Pradia conducted by Claytee D. White on July 13, 2010. Pradia, who moved to Las Vegas in 1995, teaches golf and is a board member of 1st Tee of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Senior Games, working...
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Transcript of interview with Johnny Griffin by Claytee D. White, September 13, 2010 Interview transcript with Johnny Griffin by Claytee D. White, September 13, 2010. Griffin grew up in Mississippi where he held a job as a golf caddy. He earned a golf scholarship to Jackson State University, and moved to Las...
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Transcript of interview with Lawrence Weekly by Claytee D. White, April 22, 2013 Transcript of interview with Lawrence Weekly by Claytee D. White on April 23, 2013. Weekly is a native Las Vegan, and grew up on the Westside. He has held positions on the City Council and the Clark County Commission, representing...
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Transcript of interview with Eugene Williams conducted by Claytee D. White, July 18, 2008 Transcript of interview with Eugene Williams conducted by Claytee White on July 18, 2008. Williams discusses his life as a singer with various musical groups including the Coasters and the Platters, and traveling all over the United States and Europe....
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Transcript of interview with Anna Bailey by Claytee D. White, March 3, 1997 Interview with Anna Bailey conducted by Claytee D. White on March 3, 1997. Arriving in Las Vegas in 1955 to perform as a dancer for the opening of the Moulin Rouge, Bailey also starred in traveling shows nationally and in...
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Transcript of interview in two sessions with Samuel Smith conducted by Claytee White, June 17,... Transcript from interviews with Samuel Smith by Claytee White, June 17, 2011, and June 22, 2011. Smith was a police officer in New York and moved to Las Vegas in 1978, where he became a fire inspector with the Las...
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Transcript of interview with Beverly Mason conducted by Claytee White, December 21, 2012 Transcript of interview with Beverly Mason by Claytee White, December 21, 2012. Mason grew up in West Las Vegas and was part of the school integration movement in the 1970s. Her involvement in the Las Vegas School System has continued...
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Transcript of interview with Eva Whaley conducted by Claytee White, May 13, 2013 Whaley moved to Las Vegas from rural Arkansas in the early 1960s. She and her husband owned restaurants
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Transcript from interview with Helen Anderson and Karen Walker by Claytee White and Barbara Tabach,... Helen Anderson came to Las Vegas in 1962 from Arkansas, and had her daughter, Karen, in 1967. The pair discusses the family business, Hamburger Heaven, and other businesses on Jackson Street and the Westside. They also talk about hte changes...
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Transcript of interview with Woodrow Wilson by Jamie Coughtry, 1989 Interview with Woodrow Wilson conducted by Jamie Coughtry in 1989. Born in a Mississippi sawmill town in 1915 to a family that ran a boarding house, Wilson completed high school at a private boarding school and attended two years of...
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Transcript of interview with Clarence Ray by Jamie Coughtry, 1991 Interview with Clarence Ray conducted by Jaime Coughtry in 1991. Having arrived in Las Vegas in the 1920s, Ray provides a rare perspective on shifts in race relations over the years. He shares stories of early businesses and efforts at...
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Transcript of Interview with Julia A. Payne, 2004 Julia Payne, the Executive Director of the Nevada Treatment Center, talks about Las Vegas from the 1960s to the time of the interview.
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Transcript of fifth interview with Senator Joe Neal by Claytee D. White, June 1, 2006 Fifth interview in a series of five with Nevada State Senator Joe Neal conducted by Claytee D. White on June 1, 2006. Born in Mounds, Louisiana, in 1935, Neal joined his family in Las Vegas as a young man shortly...
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Transcript of an interview with Lindell Blake by Claytee D. White on January 12, 2006 Lindell Blake is a self-taught dancer in the tradition of Sammy Davis Jr and others. He performed in Las Vegas at Sands, New York, New York, and Luxor hotels.
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Transcript of an interview with Hazel Geran by Claytee D. White on August 30, 2000 Hazel Geran was an employee of the Equal Opportunity Board in 1972, and was still working there at time of this interview. Her first job in Las Vegas in 1948 was as a keno writer at Cotton Club on the...
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Transcript of an interview with Eva G. Simmons by Claytee D. White, February 4, 2013 Eva Simmons is a retired educator and school administrator. She has lived in Las Vegas since 1963. In this interview, she talks about Prestige Schools and Sixth Grade Centers.
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Transcript of an interview with Flora Jones conducted by Claytee D. White, July 19, 2007 Interview with Flora Jones by Claytee D. White, July 19, 2007. Jones discusses her upbringing in Mississippi and her employment at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the Admissions Office.
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Transcript of interview with Vicki Richardson by Claytee D. White, August 19, 2003 Interview with Vicki Richardson conducted by Claytee D. White on August 19, 2003. As a high school junior in Wilmington, Delaware, Richardson was one of twelve African American students chosen to integrate the school system. A civil rights activist in...
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Transcript of interview with Agnes Marshall by Claytee D. White, September 12, 2011 Interview with Agnes Marshall by Claytee D. White on September 12, 2011. Marshall moved to Las Vegas in 1955, to the Berkley Square neighborhood. In 1969, Marshal was hired by Riviera and retired in 1990.
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Transcript of interview with Samuel E. Wright by Claytee D. White, October 8, 2010 Interview with Samuel E. Wright conducted by Claytee D. White on October 8, 2010. Wright candidly discusses growing up during the 1960s racial riots and notes the influence of black activist Stokely Carmichael during that era. He attended Howard University...
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Transcript of interview with Hermina Washington by B. Leon Green, March 2, 2013 Hermina Washington discusses growing up in West Las Vegas, her elementary school education and her family. She has worked for the State of Nevada for over 30 years.
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Transcript of interview with Hazel Gay by Claytee D. White, December 2, 1995 Interview with Hazel Gay conducted by Claytee D. White on December 2, 1995. Hazel and her husband Jimmy Gay moved to Las Vegas in 1946, becoming leaders in the African American community during the civil rights era.
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Transcript of interview with Ida Bowser by Claytee D. White, August 30, 2007 Interview with Ida Bowser conducted by Claytee D. White on August 30, 2007. Born in Tallulah, Louisiana, Bowser came to Las Vegas as a child. Her first job after high school was as a teacher's aide. Later, she worked as...
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Transcript of interview with Shirley Edmond by Claytee D. White, June 24, 2010 Interview with Shirley Edmond conducted by Claytee D. White on June 24, 2010. Born in Las Vegas, Edmond was the first African American woman in Southern Nevada promoted by the United States Post Office to be a supervisor. Edmond describes...
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Transcript of interview with Mozella Sheds Scott by Claytee D. White, November 30, 2010 Interview with Mozella Sheds Scott conducted by Claytee D. White on November 30, 2010. Scott discusses her varied work history and career as a directory assistance telephone operator for Centel (Sprint) in Las Vegas. Observing reading deficiencies in the community,...
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Transcript of interview with James A. Gay III by Joyce M. Wright, December, 1978 Interview with James A. Gay III conducted by Joyce M. Wright in December, 1978. Arriving in 1946 from Fordyce, Arkansas, Gay became the first African-American mortician in Las Vegas. He later worked as Assistant Manager of the Sands Hotel and...
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Transcript of interview with Woodrow Wilson by Gwendolyn Goodloe, February 28, 1975 Interview with Woodrow Wilson conducted by Gwendolyn Goodloe on February 28, 1975. Wilson worked at the Basic Magnesium plant and became the first black elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1966. He served as president of the NAACP in 1951,...
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Transcript of interview with Cora Williams by Kathlyn E. Wilson, March 11, 1975 Interview with Cora Williams conducted by Kathlyn E. Wilson on March 11, 1975. Born in Louisiana in 1930, Williams arrived in Las Vegas in 1952. She began working as a hotel maid and later owned a beauty shop. Williams discusses...
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Transcript of interview with Ed May by Claytee D. White, July 22, 2010 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...
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Transcript of interview with Thelma Turner by Claytee D. White, October 21, 2004 Interview transcript with Thelma Turner by Claytee D. White, October 21, 2004. Turner lived on the Westside, then later moved to North Las Vegas. She talks about her early jobs at the Moulin Rouge and later work at the Town...
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Edited narrative of interview with Audrey "June" Taylor Henry by Claytee D. White, February 26,... Edited narrative of an interview with Audrey "June" Taylor Henry conducted by Claytee D. White on February 26, 2010. Henry was a dancer, choreographer, broadcaster and Las Vegas resident since 1992.
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Transcript of interview with Lubertha Johnson by Larry V. Buckner, February 10, 1978 Interview with Lubertha Johnson conducted by Larry V. Buckner on February 10, 1978. Johnson moved to Las Vegas in the late 1940s from Mississippi and worked as a recreation director, nurse, and director of an anti-poverty progam, serving as a...
 

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