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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 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 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 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 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 Tyrone Williams by Claytee D. White, August 25, 2006 Interview with Tyrone Williams conducted by Claytee D. White on August 25, 2006. Williams began working at UNLV in 1978 and became the facilities supervisor.
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Transcript of interview with Emory and Agnes Lockette by Claytee D. White, March 11, 2005 Interview with Emory and Agnes Lockette conducted by Claytee D. White on March 11, 2005. The Lockettes were the only African Americans to live in Boulder City during years of racial tension. Agnes taught kindergarten at Westside School, while Emory...
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Transcript of interview with Dr. William Sullivan by Claytee D. White, December 20, 2006 Interview with Dr. William Sullivan conducted by Claytee D. White on December 20, 2006. Sullivan was recruited by University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1978 to be Director of Student Support Services. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Sullivan earned...
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Transcript of interview with Lee Gray by Claytee D. White, November 20, 2006 Interview with Lee Gray conducted by Claytee D. White on November 20, 2006. Gray came to Las Vegas as a child in the 1950s and attended school at Westside Elementary, K. O. Knudsen Jr. High, and Rancho High School. Following...
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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 Dr. Angela Clarke by Lisa Gioia-Acres, October 3, 2008 Interview with Dr. Angela Clarke conducted by Lisa Gioia-Acres on October 3, 2008. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Clarke spent a great deal of time reading medical texts and started working at Social Security by the age of fourteen. Following...
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Transcript of interview with Jackie Brantley by Claytee D. White, October 27, 1996 Interview with Jackie Brantley conducted by Claytee D. White on October 27, 1996. Born in Las Vegas following World War II, Brantley grew up on the Westside. Beginning as a public relations specialist for Desert Inn Hotel and Casino, Brantley...
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Transcript of interview with Dell Ray Rhodes, 2010 Dell Ray came to Las Vegas at three. Speaks about 1960s and 1970s schools and 6th Grade Plan.
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Transcript of interview with Alice Key by Claytee D. White, February 17, 1997 Interview with Alice Key conducted by Claytee D. White on February 17, 1997. Dancer, writer, and community activist, Key served as Deputy Labor Commissioner for the State of Nevada and leader of the NAACP in Las Vegas. As a newspaper...
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Transcript of interview with D. D. Cotton by Claytee D. White, February 14, 1997 Interview with D. D. Cotton conducted by Claytee D. White on February 14, 1997. Raised in New York City, Cotton arrived in Las Vegas as a dancer in Cab Calloway's traveling production "The Cotton Club." During a period of strained...
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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 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 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 Johnny Pate and Jillean Williams by Claytee D. White, March 4,... Interview with Johnny Pate and Jillean Williams conducted by Claytee D. White on March 4, 2004. As a jazz pianist and composer, Pate was a close friend to legendary singer Joe Williams. Pate and Williams share fond memories of touring...
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Transcript of interview with Judge Lee Gates by Claytee D. White, December 5, 1996 Interview with Judge Lee Gates conducted by Claytee D. White on December 5, 1996. Born in Louisiana, Gates moved to Las Vegas around 1960. Following high school, he attended UNLV, where he was a member of the Black Student Association...
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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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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 Hattie Canty by Claytee D. White, February 27, 1998 Interview with Hattie Canty conducted by Claytee D. White on February 27, 1998. Hattie Canty worked as a hotel maid and was elected president of the Culinary Union during the 1990s.
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Transcript of interview with Katherine Duncan and Sarann Knight Preddy by Claytee D. White, November... Interview with Katherine Duncan and Sarann Knight Preddy conducted by Claytee D. White on November 28, 2004. Duncan moved to Las Vegas in 1977, worked with Nevada Motion Picture Services, and owned a travel agency. She started a black heritage...
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Transcript of interview with Lonnie G. Wright by Claytee D. White, October 23, 2009 Interview with Lonnie G. Wright conducted by Claytee D. White on October 23, 2009. Wright played basketball at UNLV and became a successful local educator and businessman. His grandmother worked as a maid for prominent Las Vegans.
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Transcript of interview with Faye Todd by Claytee D. White, October 15, 1996 Interview with Faye Todd conducted by Claytee D. White on October 15, 1996. Featured in Ebony Magazine in 1979, Todd achieved executive status in the Las Vegas gaming industry, serving as Special Events Coordinator for Desert Inn Hotel and Casino...
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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 with Faye Duncan Daniel by Claytee D. White, October 18, 1996 Interview with Faye Duncan Daniel conducted by Claytee D. White on October 18, 1996. Beginning in clerical work at the Nevada Test Site, Daniel rose to become the Assistant Hotel Manager at Union Plaza Hotel and Casino. She established the...
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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 third interview with Senator Joe Neal by Claytee D. White, March 3, 2006 Third interview in a series of five with Nevada State Senator Joe Neal conducted by Claytee D. White on March 3, 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 second interview with Senator Joe Neal by Claytee D. White, February 7, 2006 Second interview in a series of five with Nevada State Senator Joe Neal conducted by Claytee D. White on February 7, 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 first interview with Senator Joe Neal by Claytee D. White, January 24, 2006 First interview in a series of five with Nevada State Senator Joe Neal conducted by Claytee D. White on January 24, 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 fourth interview with Senator Joe Neal by Claytee D. White, March 24, 2006 Fourth interview in a series of five with Nevada State Senator Joe Neal conducted by Claytee D. White on March 24, 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 interview with Rev. Marion D. Bennett, Sr. by Claytee D. White, January 12,... Interview with Rev. Marion D. Bennett, Sr. conducted by Claytee D. White on January 12, 2004. Bennett grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated from Morris Brown College before earning his Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center...
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Transcript of Interview with Otis & Tisha Harris, September 15, 2010 Otis and Tisha Harris detail the businesses that existed in West Las Vegas.
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Transcript of interview with Sarann Knight Preddy by Claytee D. White, June 5, 1997 Interview with Sarann Knight Preddy conducted by Claytee D. White on June 5, 1997. Preddy moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, in the 1940s, becoming a business owner and president of the NAACP. Later she moved to Las Vegas, where she served...
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Transcripts of interview with Helen Anderson Toland, February 21, 2007 Helen recalls coming to Las Vegas in the 1960s. She married early civil rights activist Jim Anderson in 1964. Helen was the first black female school principal in the Clark County School District.
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Transcript of Interview with Greg McCurdy, by Claytee D. White, March 7, 2013 and August... Interview with Greg McCurdy, Assistant Sheriff of Las Vegas police department's Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Investigations Group. McCurdy talks about growing up in Las Vegas, his schooling, jobs as a youth and career as a police officer.
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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 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 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 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 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 Gene Collins by Claytee D. White, August 31, 2000 Interview with Gene Collins conducted by Claytee D. White on August 31, 2000. Collins grew up in Lake Providence, Louisiana, and moved to Las Vegas in 1966. While attending college, he worked at the Nevada Test Site and trained to...
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Transcript of interview with Sarann Knight by Yvonne Hunter, July 16, 1975 Interview with Sarann Knight [Preddy] conducted by Yvonne Hunter on July 16, 1975. Preddy moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, in the 1940s, becoming a business owner and president of the NAACP. Later she moved to Las Vegas, where she served as...
 

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