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Mob Museum to host historical panel for Black History Month

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 17:34:42-05

To recognize Black History Month, The Mob Museum will host “Celebrating Black Life in Las Vegas: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.” African Americans have played an integral role in the development of Las Vegas since at least the 1940s.

The event will be held on Feb. 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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With stories punctuated by accounts of painful challenges and hard-earned triumphs, the panel discussion will involve individuals who lived through the highs and lows of the African-American experience in Las Vegas, as well as those who document and preserve that history for future generations.

The panel also will discuss the HUNDRED (Historic Urban Neighborhood Design Redevelopment) Plan, the city initiative to redevelop the historic West Las Vegas neighborhood.

The Mob Museum will provide a livestream of this presentation on its website.