African-American heritage celebrated at Legislature in Carson City

From Douglas County’s highest tax payer who could neither read nor vote, to the doctor who 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 an exhibit previewing at the Nevada State Legislature from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thursday.

“We created 150 Facts as our 150 celebration contribution because we want to demonstrate how blacks and other unsung have consistently been contributing 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.”

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