Beyond the Glimmering Lights: Pride and Perseverance of African Americans in Las Vegas

Beyond the Glimmering Lights: Pride and Perseverance of African Americans in Las Vegas

by Trish Geran
     
 

Beyond the Glimmering Lights relates the struggles, pains, and victories of black residents and entertainers during the most racially unjust period in the history of Las Vegas. Told through the eyes of author and native Las Vegan Trish Geran, she narrates her Aunt Magnolia's life and times in Las Vegas, experiences that occurred from 1942 to 1960 and stories

Overview


Beyond the Glimmering Lights relates the struggles, pains, and victories of black residents and entertainers during the most racially unjust period in the history of Las Vegas. Told through the eyes of author and native Las Vegan Trish Geran, she narrates her Aunt Magnolia's life and times in Las Vegas, experiences that occurred from 1942 to 1960 and stories passed on by early settlers. While searching in her aunt's garden, Trish discovers the evidence that proves what she constantly heard while growing up in Las Vegas, that black people played a major role in the development of Las Vegas. Trish Geran, writes a historical saga that is part history and part journey of discovery. She describes the race relations in the city, the unfair treatment in the workplace, the indecent housing conditions and how the black residents developed their own community and Strip.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932173475
Publisher:
Stephens Press, LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
171
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author


Las Vegas native Trish Geran is the director of the award-winning film The Other Side of the Coin, a documentary about the little-known history of African Americans in Las Vegas. Geran's efforts as a coummunity organizer and activist have been recoginzed nationally by the NAACP and the National Action Network. This is her first book.

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