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Resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in Nevada.
Archives and Libraries
UNLV Libraries have received funding from the Nevada State Library and Archives under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for a collaborative project with the public libraries, the university, the State Museum, the public television station, and city and county government to document the African American experience in Las Vegas. See African Americans in Las Vegas.
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Legal history -The Timeline of African-American Legal History in Nevada (1861-2011) by Professor Rachel J. Anderson depicts selected events in the history of African-American lawyers, civil rights, and diversity in Nevada’s bar and on the bench.
Societies and Organizations
Nevada African American Genealogical Society - NAAGS meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month except on July and August at 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the family history center located at
509 S 9th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Rusco. Elmer R. Good Time Coming. : Black Nevadans in the nineteenth century; forward by Kenneth W. Porter. West port, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1975. xix, 230 p. - (Contributions in Afro-American and African studies ; no. 15) E185.93.N52 R87
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