University Debuts New Online Historical Archive of Blacks in Southern Nevada


Lionel Hampton and a group of Las Vegas dancers

The University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries has debuted a new web portal that documents the history of African Americans in southern Nevada. So far, there are about 500 items in the online digital collection, including photographs, documents, videos, and audio recordings.

Partnering with the university in the project are the Clark County Museum, Henderson Libraries, Las Vegas Clark County Public Libraries, the Nevada State Museum, and Vegas Public Broadcasting.

The Las Vegas African American Experience Project was made possible with a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Readers can accessed the archive by clicking here.


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