Archives for August 2012

Researchers to reveal lost African-American historical record

The experiences of African-Americans in the Las Vegas area during its segregationist past have generally been portrayed in depictions of iconic showroom entertainers such as Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole and Dorothy Dandridge. A more comprehensive history of the African-American community in Southern Nevada will soon be collected and made accessible to the public, thanks to a collaborative effort between the collective libraries of UNLV, Clark County and Henderson, the Nevada State Museum, the City of Las Vegas and Vegas PBS. Read More … [Read more...]