RTC Takes a History Lesson from Local Las Vegas Historian for Juneteenth

2022-06-16T17:02:26-07:00| Categories: Blog| Tags: |

This week, the RTC invited inaugural director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries, Claytee White, to present on the significance and history of Juneteenth and why it matters to the Las Vegas community.

Ms. White dove into the history of Juneteenth dating back to 1865 and took the RTC on a ride through our community from when our city was first developed to the construction of Hoover Dam and founding of the Historic Westside.  The discussion made it clear how Black Americans have strongly influenced Southern Nevada throughout history.

Check out some highlights!

If you are looking for some additional ways to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, there are several fun, educational and cultural events taking place June 17 through June 21. 

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