The Moulin Rouge and Black Rights in Las Vegas: A History of the First Racially Integrated Hotel-Casino

The Moulin Rouge and Black Rights in Las Vegas: A History of the First Racially Integrated Hotel-Casino

by Earnest N. Bracey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786439920

ISBN-13: 9780786439928

Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Originally opened in May 1955, the Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino quickly rose in popularity as Las Vegas' first racially-integrated hotel and casino. Sammy Davis, Jr., Louis Armstrong, and other A-list black singers and musicians performed at the Moulin Rouge on a regular basis, and for once they were allowed to spend the night in the same hotel where they

Overview

Originally opened in May 1955, the Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino quickly rose in popularity as Las Vegas' first racially-integrated hotel and casino. Sammy Davis, Jr., Louis Armstrong, and other A-list black singers and musicians performed at the Moulin Rouge on a regular basis, and for once they were allowed to spend the night in the same hotel where they performed.

This book explains the important role that the hotel-casino played in early desegregation efforts in Las Vegas. With the Moulin Rouge as the backdrop, it provides an analysis of the evolution of race-relations in Las Vegas, including a detailed account of the landmark 1960 desegregation agreement. Finally, it examines recent efforts to rebuild and renovate the historic establishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786439928
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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