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.
Carolyn and Oscar Goodman discuss their early lives, moving to Las Vegas, their definition of "community" in Las Vegas, early careers, and current Downtown economy in an interview at UNLV's Lied Library in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Gerald Gordon, Bob Unger, David Wasserman, Renee Diamond and Gilbert Shaw discuss the founding of Congregation Ner Tamid in 1974. It became the first Reform synagogue in Las Vegas. The conversation includes discussion about the first meeting, the move into the current location, and the hiring of Rabbi Akselrad.
Barbara Tabach interviews Jewish Las Vegas residents at two seperate panel events held in the Goldfield Room in Lied Library on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Roundtable participants on January 31, 2016 are Lori Chenin-Frankl, Lizzie Fuchs, Nancy Katz, Bill Mason, and Daryl Morris. Participants on February 28, 2016 are David Cherry, Michelle Dahan, Cara Goodman, Jessica Hutchings, Heather Klein, and Marty Weinberg. Recorded by Vegas PBS.
Oral history roundtable video with members of Temple Sinai: Jack Kaufman, Meera Kagemai, Sue Rhodes, Amy Stein and Jeff Klein. The participants discuss the creation of Temple Sinai from the merger of Temple Beth Am and Adat Ari El Congregation, and their experiences serving on the board of directors of the temple.
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 Three: A conversation about ” Civil Rights and Entertainment” MODERATOR- Claytee D. White (Director-Oral History Research Center) PANELISTS- Lonnie G Wright (College Professor/Business Owner) LaVerne C. Ligon (Director- Simba Talent Development Center Inc.) Walter Mason (Director-IRA Aldridge Theater) Leonard Pock Jr. (Retired Stagehand) B.J. Thomas (Retired Stagehand)
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 Four: A conversation about “ Early African American Legal Community” MODERATOR- Rachel Anderson (Professor-UNLV Boyd School of Law) PANELISTS- Michael L. Douglas (Justice-Supreme Court of Nevada) Karen Bennett (Justice- Las Vegas Justice Court) Booker Evans (Greenberg Traurig, LLP) John R. Bailey ( Attorney/Managing Partner Bailey Kennedy) Timothy C. Williams (Justice-District Court)