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Black History Month in Las Vegas: Spotlight on integration in Las Vegas

Posted at 8:42 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2020-03-11 12:15:43-04

February is Black History Month and 13 Action News is spotlighting black history in Las Vegas.

The great migration of blacks from the South began in 1941 when they began moving into west Las Vegas.

The historic Berkley Square Neighborhood was established to house black families.

Integration began in Las Vegas in the 1960s. It began with schools in west Las Vegas and on the Las Vegas Strip.

A decree was issued instructing the gaming industry to stop discriminating against black workers. It provided 12 percent of jobs for African Americans on the Strip.


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