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Beyond The Glimmering Lights: The Pride And Perseverance Of African Americans In Las Vegas
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 e ...more
Published January 1st 2010 by Stephens Press
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Trish Geran’s Beyond the Glimmering Lights: The Pride and Perseverance of African Americans in Las Vegas is an important book, not only because it offers insight into an important segment of history but also because it gives us an intimate portrait of Geran’s aunt, a black woman who came from Mississippi to Las Vegas in the early 1940s and experienced Las Vegas for over fifty years until her death in the late 1990s. Aunt Magnolia is a colorful woman, a force to be reckoned with, a person who liv ...more
I rather enjoyed this book. It wasn't meant to be a history listen; this book is telling someone's story. I learned quite a few things about the history of Blacks in Las Vegas and I also got to see someone else's life unravel during that time frame. It was a good read. :)
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