Research Resources

LVNBA LOGO-NEWThere are numerous resources related to the history of blacks, civil rights, and the African-American legal community in Las Vegas and the state of Nevada. These are some good starting places.

Books and Articles

Rachel J. Anderson, Dean’s Column: Kay Kindred, A Nevada “First,” 19 Nevada Lawyer, March 2011, at 46.

Earnest N. Bracey, The Moulin Rouge and Black Rights in Las Vegas: A History of the First Racially Integrated Hotel-Casino, 2008.

Earnest N. Bracey, Ch. 5: “The African Americans,” in The Peoples of Las Vegas: One City, Many Faces (Jerry L. Simich, Thomas C. Wright, eds., 2005).

Trish Garan, Beyond the Glimmering Lights: The Pride and Perseverance of African Americans in Las Vegas, 2010.

Eugene P. Moehring, Resort City in the Sunbelt: Las Vegas 1930-2000 (2000).

Annelise Orleck, Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty, 2005.

Doreen Spears-Hartwell, History of Bar Diversity: National Bar AssociationNevada Lawyer, June 2008.

Claytee White, The March That Never Happened: Desegregating the Las Vegas Strip, 5 Nevada Law Journal 71, 2004.

LVNBA Archive

The LVNBA Archive is housed at the Wiener-Roogers Law Library at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, The Wiener-Rogers Law Library is located on the third floor of the William S. Boyd School of Law on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. (contact information and directions)

Other Resources

Documenting the African-American Experience in Las Vegas, a project of UNLV University Libraries

The Moulin Rouge Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.

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