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Our Community, Our History

February 14, 2019 by  
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Our Community, Our History

Las Vegas’ black community is at the center of more than a half-century of incredible growth that turned a dusty Southern Nevada outpost into one of the world’s great cities. These images capture some of the extraordinary people and moments that created a place we’ll always be proud to call home.

Performers gather after Moulin Rouge show, Dinah Washington Bob and Ann Bailey, Deedee Jasmine, and fellow dancers

Martha Jordan, Reverend Bennett, and Verlia Davis Hoggard

Black Las Vegas power brokers meet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the airport.

The “Your Moulin Rouge Visitor” publication from 1955

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