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Clinton Wright oral history interview: audio clip

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Clinton Wright discusses the riots in the predominantly Black Westside neighborhood in Las Vegas in 1992 after the Rodney King verdict. Wright describes how the riots lasted three to four days, and he thought they were instigated by people who came from California and Los Angeles. He said that the shopping center in the Westside burned, there were firebombs, and white drivers were attacked and beaten up while the police did little to control it. Wright was known as a photographer and a newspaper offered him $50 per hour to take pictures of the riots. After some consideration, her turned this offer down because he believed it would be dangerous for him with a camera.

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Wright, Clinton oral history interview, 2005 October 13. OH-02026. Audio clip. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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