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Reverend Marion D. Bennett, Sr. oral history interview (OH-02433)

Abstract

Oral history interview with Marion Bennett conducted by Claytee D. White on July 02, 2009 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. Bennett discusses the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People’s historic involvement in the integration of casinos and other businesses, schools, and housing. He recalls the Freedom Fund dinners and the protests that were held in Las Vegas, Nevada. He then cites the process of integration in Las Vegas.

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Date
2009 July 02
Extent
2 digital_files (0.045 GB) MP3, PDF/A
Access Note

Collection is open for research. Where use copies do not exist, production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.

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Scope and Contents Note

Oral history interview with Marion Bennett conducted by Claytee D. White on July 02, 2009 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. Bennett discusses the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People’s historic involvement in the integration of casinos and other businesses, schools, and housing. He recalls the Freedom Fund dinners and the protests that were held in Las Vegas, Nevada. He then cites the process of integration, which included the Consent Decree against Las Vegas casinos, the Fair Housing Act passed when Paul Laxalt was governor, and creation of the Economic Opportunity Board. Digital audio and transcript available.

Existence and Location of Copies

A bound transcript is available for use in UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives: CT247 .B45 2007

Preferred Citation

Reverend Marion D. Bennett, Sr. oral history interview, 2009 July 02. OH-02433. [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.

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US::NvLN::OH02433
Acquisition Note

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 Note

Interview materials were processed by UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives in 2016. Nia Banks wrote the collection description. Access copies were created for born-digital audio and/or transcript files.

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