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African Americans in Northern Nevada: exhibition opens

By Miriam Hodgman

logoFrom Douglas County’s highest tax payer who could neither read nor vote, to the doctor that performed the first simultaneous removal of a gall bladder and appendix in Nevada, African Americans have consistently participated in the evolution of Nevada’s 150 year heritage.

“150 Facts about the African-American Experience in Northern Nevada” is the title of the exhibit previewing at the Nevada State Legislature February 23-26. The public is invited to view the historical panorama from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those days.

“150 Facts” demonstrate how blacks and other “unsung” have consistently contributed to the panorama of Nevada history, despite being left out of textbooks for the most part.

We concentrate on Northern Nevada and you can see that there are more than 150 interesting and compelling stories, and when you add Southern Nevada it more than doubles,” said Ken Dalton.

“Along the way, the Nevada Legislature has played an important role, so this is why the exhibit is debuting at the Legislature,” Dalton concluded.

Founded in 1998, “Our Story” chronicles the unsung in Nevada History. See www.ourstoryinc.com
For more information, or call Ken Dalton, Founder/Chair at 775-741-5103.

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