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Dr. charles I. West
Dr. Charles I. West – the first African American doctor in southern Nevada who worked to advance the cause of civil rights in Las Vegas. Photo: Copyright NSMLV, Florian Mitchell Collection

The Friends of NSMLV monthly general meeting is open to the public.

The Friends’ March 18 general membership meeting will feature guest speaker Claytee White, Director of UNLV Oral History program. Claytee will talk about the civil rights movement in Las Vegas covering the time period that Blacks lived downtown, their move to the west side of the tracks, work on the Hoover Dam, employment at Basic Magnesium Incorporated, and Integration of the City. The Civil Rights Movement in Las Vegas did not mirror that of the nation; it was quieter and nonviolent.

The Friends meeting – which is open to public and free – runs 6-7 p.m. online via Zoom.

To join click on https://zoom.us/join  meeting I.D. 931 4395 4843, password Fr3nds21.

Moulin Rouge Agreement
March 1960 meeting at the Moulin Rouge Hotel Coffee Shop to end segregation on the Las Vegas Strip. Courtesy: UNLV

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03/18/2021 18:00:0003/18/2021 19:00:00America/Los_AngelesFriends of NSMLV General Meeting – via Zoom[caption id="attachment_3345" align="alignright" width="208"]Dr. charles I. West Dr. Charles I. West – the first African American doctor in southern Nevada who worked to advance the cause of civil rights in Las Vegas. Photo: Copyright NSMLV, Florian Mitchell Collection[/caption] The Friends of NSMLV monthly general meeting is open to the public. The Friends’ March 18 general membership meeting will feature guest speaker Claytee White, Director of UNLV Oral History program. Claytee will talk about the civil rights movement in Las Vegas covering the time period that Blacks lived downtown, their move to the west side of the tracks, work on the Hoover Dam, employment at Basic Magnesium Incorporated, and Integration of the City. The Civil Rights Movement in Las Vegas did not mirror that of the nation; it was quieter and nonviolent. The Friends meeting - which is open to public and free - runs 6-7 p.m. online via Zoom. To join click on https://zoom.us/join  meeting I.D. 931 4395 4843, password Fr3nds21. [caption id="attachment_3430" align="alignleft" width="300"]Moulin Rouge Agreement March 1960 meeting at the Moulin Rouge Hotel Coffee Shop to end segregation on the Las Vegas Strip. Courtesy: UNLV[/caption]Reno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
03/18/202103/18/2021
All Day Event
6:00pm7:00pm

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Zoom Meeting

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