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Springs Preserve celebrates Black History Month

Posted at 12:21 PM, Feb 19, 2017

The Springs Preserve celebrated Black History Month with music, food and dance Saturday.

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"In our Las Vegas, we have many heroes and sheroes who have worked over the year to make Las Vegas a warm and welcoming place for all," said Nicole Lise, the festival's vice chair.

Organizers also recognized the late Stella Mason Parson, the first African-American woman to graduate from college in Nevada. The former Clark County school teacher graduated with a bachelor's degree from University of Nevada, Reno, and a master's from UNLV. She died last summer.