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Reverend Marion D. Bennett, Sr. oral history interview (OH-00128)

Abstract

Oral history interview with Reverend Marion Bennett conducted by Claytee D. White on January 12, 2004 for the Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project. In the interview, Reverend Bennett gave his account of what Las Vegas, Nevada was like during the 1950s and 1960s. He talks about the Westside of Las Vegas during integration and speaks candidly about the racial tension that the community endured. Throughout the interview he spoke about well known early Las Vegans like Ruby Duncan, Mahlon Brown, Jack Anderson, and Dave Hoggard.

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Date
2004 January 12
Extent
3 digital_files (0.0925) MP3, PDF/A
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Scope and Contents Note

Oral history interview with Reverend Marion Bennett conducted by Claytee D. White on January 12, 2004 for the Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project. In the interview, Reverend Bennett gave his account of what Las Vegas, Nevada was like during the 1950s and 1960s. He talks about the Westside of Las Vegas during integration and speaks candidly about the racial tension that the community endured. He also spoke about trying to get the Equal Rights Commission established in Nevada and about his time on the Nevada State Assembly, where he focused on quality education and employment along with healthcare and equal rights. Throughout the interview he spoke about well known early Las Vegans like Ruby Duncan, Mahlon Brown, Jack Anderson, and Dave Hoggard. Reverend Marion Bennett reflected on more than 40 years of life in Las Vegas and finished by giving his thoughts on what the future of the city may be.

Digital audio and transcript available.

Preferred Citation

Reverend Marion Bennett oral history interview, 2004 January 12. OH-00128. [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::OH00128
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. Minaam Baseer wrote the collection description. The audio cassette(s) for this interview have been reformatted by an external vendor into a digital format. MP3 files of the audio are available for research use

Existence and Location of Originals

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

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