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Alicia Barber—New Research into Reno's Black History

Black Springs collage
  • Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 noon
  • Location: South Valleys Library, 15650A Wedge Parkway

Knowledge of Reno's historical African American community has expanded through recent initiatives by the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, Our Story, Inc. and HRPS. This research has deepened understanding of the lives of early African Americans in this area and illuminated the experiences of historic club and restaurant proprietors and rooming house operators, residents of Black Springs and more. Historian Alicia Barber will share some of their stories, discuss strategies used to research their lives, and explain how historic preservation and interpretation can strengthen the African American presence in Reno's historical record and public memory.

The program will be presented by Alicia Barber, Stories in Place and Ken and Demetrice Dalton, Our Story, Inc.