BLACK HISTORY IN LAS VEGAS: THE HARRISON GUEST HOUSE

Content of the Black History Trunk
Content of the Black History Museum in a Box

 

What was it like to visit Las Vegas as an African American in 1952?

Click here for the video about Black History in Las Vegas – this follows the fictional character Ernest Abraham Lincoln as he travels with his family to Las Vegas in 1952, and what he experiences when he gets there.

Click here for the Black History Trunk study guide – this provides an overview of the artifacts in the box and how to explore this history.

To book your Museum in a Box, click here.

Nat King Cole
Las Vegas was a segregated city, so after Nat King Cole had performed on the Las Vegas Strip he was not allowed to stay at the casino. He would stay at the Harrison House in Westside, Las Vegas.
The Green Book
The Green Book, a travel guide used by African Americans to locate hotels and boarding houses in each state that allowed them to stay overnight.