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Las Vegas African American Experience Project launches

With the click of a mouse, the world now has access to the Las Vegas African American Experience Project, a vast collection of history now on the web.

Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Center says a lot effort went into this, from oral interviews to a vast collection of photographs, manuscripts, articles and other documents. The project unfolds a Western civil rights period here in Southern Nevada.

“You hear about African Americans not being able to go into hotel casinos until the 1960s. They can entertain but not stay there. And we hear stories about African Americans not being able to work jobs except those in the back of the house until 1971,” White said.

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