Celebrating African American History Month with Claytee White

Claytee White, Inaugural Director of the Oral History Research Center for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, spontaneously granted us an interview about the collection of oral history in and near Las Vegas during our study trip to Las Vegas in 2014. White, one of five founders of the Las Vegas Black Society, Inc., collects the oral history of the black community in Las Vegas established in 1905. Somewhat nervous, our students were at first hesitant to ask questions, but Claytee White’s enthusiastic and warm personality made us feel at ease after a short while. Her vast knowledge about Las Vegas history and great enthusiasm for the “African American Experience in Las Vegas” collection was and is evident to all. See for yourself:

If you’d like to hear some clips for yourself, why not search the collection?