Cox recognizes Claytee White making a difference in the Black Las Vegas community

Posted at 7:43 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 12:40:01-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Cox Communications is celebrating Black History Month by honoring four Southern Nevadans who each have a long history of making a difference in our community.

Claytee White is a historian at UNLV.

She gathers memories of events and experiences from local African Americans.

White came to Las Vegas in 1992 with nothing.

Eventually, she became one of five founders of the Las Vegas Black Historical Society.

"I can speak about the Black community in a way that I can tell their story, because they've taught me how to" White said.

White has served on the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation since 2006.

She currently serves as vice president and board member for Women of Diversity.