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Video clip of interview with Elmer Jesse Sowder, June 23, 2004

Date

2004-06-23

Description

Part of the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project (MS-00818)

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Video clip of interview with James Nobuo Yamazaki, October 14, 2005

Date

2005-10-14

Description

Part of the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project (MS-00818)

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Las Vegas African American Community Conversations, Part 2: Education, Economy and Integration

Date

2012

Description

The Las Vegas African American Community Conversations is a four part, one hour round table conversation with local Las Vegans. They share their powerful stories and great history, with topics ranging from “Migration, Civil Rights, Education, Church, Entertainment and the Early Legal Community”. Part Two: A conversation about “Education, Economy and Integration” MODERATOR- Sonya Horsford Ed.D. PANELISTS- Dr. Esther Langston (Professor UNLV) Verlia Davis-Hoggard (Director of Clark County Social Services-Retired) Idan M. Gaines (Regional Representative for Senator Harry Reid) Dr. Linda Young (President-CCSD Board of Trustees)

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Video interview with Rose Hamilton, Carolyn Haywood, Marilyn Armstrong, Hannah Johnson, Bobbie Gilmore and Delores "Dodi" Johnson, January 20, 2007

Date

2007-01-20

Description

Oral history conversation with Rose Hamilton, Carolyn Haywood, Marilyn Armstrong, Hannah Johnson, Bobbie Gilmore and Delores (Dodi) Johnson. The group shares memories of how they and their families came to live in Las Vegas during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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Video Interview with Ruby Amie Pilot at Vegas PBS, April 12, 2013

Date

2013-11-19

Description

Ruby shares highlights of her life and career path such as working with Hazel Gay, and working as the first fulltime black employee at Sears, and at Palm Mortuary. She provides details of breaking the color barrier on the Strip in 1960s.

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Video Interview with Eva G. Simmons at Vegas PBS, November 19, 2013

Date

2013-04-12

Description

Eva is a founder of Les Femme Douze, a teacher for nearly four decades, community leader. Talks about recruitment of black teachers; Mabel Hoggard among other topics from the 1960s-1980s; and the future of the Westside.

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Video Interview with Sonny Thomas at Vegas PBS, April 1, 2013

Date

2013-04-01

Description

Sonny operates the Thomas & Jones Funeral Home. He recalls the funeral industry and his first jobs in casino kitchens from 1960 - 1980s.

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Video Interview with Jarmilla McMillan-Arnold at Vegas PBS, April 2, 2013

Date

2013-04-02

Description

Daughter of Dr. James McMillan, first black dentist in Las Vegas and a former NAACP president, recalls moving to Las Vegas from Detroit, learning about segregation here. She mentions list of outstanding female mentors and community leaders, and much more.

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Video Interview with Hannah Brown at Vegas PBS, April 2, 2013

Date

2013-04-02

Description

Hannah describes her love of education, being a woman of "firsts" and president of 100 Black Women. She recounts stories about growing up on the Westside and crossing paths with famous people.

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Video Interview with Melvin Sanders at Vegas PBS, April 1, 2013

Date

2013-04-01

Description

Melvin Sanders talks about growing up on the Westside as the son of a pastor/auto detailing business owner. He recalls tensions and the joy of his upbringing during the 1960s. He tells a story about working for State Gaming Board at age 16, going to college on a football scholarship, and an encounter with Sonny Liston. Sanders and his brothers inherited his father's auto detailing business.

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