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"Thesis Problem: Studying Southern Nevada Migration": manuscript draft by Roosevelt Fitzgerald

Date

1970 (year approximate) to 1996 (year approximate)

Description

From the Roosevelt Fitzgerald Professional Papers (MS-01082) -- Unpublished manuscripts file.

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Las Vegas African American Community Conversations, Part 1: Migration, Work, and Community Emergence: video

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 One: A conversation about “Early Migration, Work and Community Emergence”. MODERATOR- Trish Geran ( Author/Community Activist) PANELISTS- Lucille Bryant (Community Activist) Jackie Brantley (Former Director-Office of Governor Kenny Guinn) Hannah Brown (Urban Chamber of Commerce) David L. Washington (1st Black Chief of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department) Brenda J. Williams (President-Westside School Alumni Foundation)

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Audio recording clip of interview with Alma Whitney by Claytee D. White, March 3, 1996

Date

1996-03-03

Description

Alma talks about the 2-3 day long car ride from Tallulah, LA to Las Vegas in 1952.

Sound

Audio recording clip of interview with Judge Lee Gates by Claytee D. White, December 5, 1996

Date

1996-12-05

Description

Part of an interview with Judge Lee Gates by Claytee D. White on December 5, 1996. Gates explores his mother's motivations for moving to Las Vegas in the 1950s.

Sound

Audio recording clip of interview with Lucille Bryant by Claytee D. White, December 13, 1995

Date

1995-12-13

Description

Part of an interview with Lucille Bryant conducted by Claytee D. White on December 13, 1995. In the clip, Bryant compares economic opportunities in Tallulah and Las Vegas in the 1950s.

Sound

Audio clip from interview with Jean S. Childs, December 2, 2013

Date

2013-12-02

Description

Part of an interview with Jean S. Childs, December 2, 2013. In this clip, Jean Childs describes an experience she had helping someone at the Concentrated Employment Program.

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Transcript of interview with Alma Whitney by Claytee D. White, March 3, 1996

Date

1996-03-03

Description

Interview with Alma Whitney conducted by Claytee D. White on March 3, 1996. Seeking better employment opportunities, Whitney moved to Las Vegas from Tallulah, Louisiana, at the age of sixteen. Whitney supported Westside churches and schools and was respected as supervisor in housekeeping at Desert Inn. Whitney provides information on the African American migration to Las Vegas during the 1940s, post-war race relations in Las Vegas, the daily work of hotel maids, and the Culinary Union.

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Photograph of Marcia Washington, age 8, 1961

Date

1961

Description

Color photograph of Marcia Washington growing up in Tallulah, Louisiana.

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"Blacks in the West Before the 20th Century": unpublished manuscript by Roosevelt Fitzgerald

Date

1970 (year approximate) to 1996 (year approximate)

Description

From the Roosevelt Fitzgerald Professional Papers (MS-01082) -- Unpublished manuscripts file.

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Transcript of interview with Lucille Bryant by Claytee D. White, December 13, 1995

Date

1995-12-13

Description

Interview with Lucille Bryant conducted by Claytee D. White on December 13, 1995. Moving to Las Vegas in 1953 from Tallulah, Louisiana, Bryant worked in the housekeeping departments of the Algiers Hotel, the Silver Slipper, the Sands, and the Stardust. Bryant provides an overview of pre-Civil Rights era conditions in Tallulah and Las Vegas including housing, schools, and working conditions as well as her experiences with the Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

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