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Jean S. Childs oral history interview (OH-00182)

Abstract

Oral history interview with Jean Childs conducted by Claytee White on December 02, 2013 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. Jean recalls the culture shock of segregation and racism her family encountered upon arriving in Las Vegas, Nevada from California in 1963. Jean spoke about how her mother was a role model for her, who carved a path of fighting for the underprivileged, growing the Head Start program in Las Vegas.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
2013 December 02
Extent
2 digital_files (0.90 GB) MP3, PDF/A
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Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Jean Childs conducted by Claytee White on December 02, 2013 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. Jean recalls the culture shock of segregation and racism her family encountered upon arriving in Las Vegas, Nevada from California in 1963. She talked about how her mother would demonstrate strength and fortitude as she enrolled her children in Rancho High School, where administrators wanted to hold them back a year without cause. Jean spoke about how her mother was a role model for her, who carved a path of fighting for the underprivileged, growing the Head Start program in Las Vegas.

Jean talks about the community she encountered over the years in the Westside, at Berkley Square, while attending University of Nevada, Las Vegas, at local social services developments, near her father’s bar business called the Penguin Club, and at the Equal Opportunity Board.

Digital audio and transcript available.

Preferred Citation

Jean Childs, 2013 December 02. OH-00182. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::OH00182
Immediate Source of Acquisition

This interview was conducted and transcribed by the Oral History Research Center (OHRC) which is part of the UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Division.

Processing Information

Interview materials were processed by UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives in 2017. Minaam Baseer wrote the collection description. Access copies were created for born-digital audio and/or transcript files.

Existence and Location of Originals

A bound transcript is available for use in UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives: F850.N4 C45 2012

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