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Transcript of interview with Myrtle Banks by George Williams, March 15, 1981






George Williams interviews Myrtle Banks (b. 1923) in her home while Lucille Bell is also present and occasionally provides additional commentary. They discuss African American history in Nevada, specifically in the context of job opportunities, relationships with whites, and the social and political changes that took place over time. Banks also discusses the riots of the 1960s, changes in crime rates and their effect on perception of safety, constructional increases and population growth, shopping and price changes on various products, and how gambling and entertainment defined Las Vegas.

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Myrtle Banks oral history interview, 1981 March 15. OH-00074.[Transcript]. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada


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