Las Vegas is proud to support and celebrate Juneteenth. Read more and join us for citywide cultural activities and attractions.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

 

EXPLORE BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE IN LAS VEGAS

 

 

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CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN LAS VEGAS

With fabulous resorts being built from the 1950s to the 1960s in Las Vegas, the destination was rapidly earning its reputation as the Entertainment Capital of the World. While this boom of development was happening, the country was struggling with racial segregation and experiencing the impact of the Civil Rights Movement.

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LEGACY OF BLACK ENTERTAINERS CONTINUES TO GROW

The names light up the marquees all over the Las Vegas Strip. John Legend. Usher. Silk Sonic. Black entertainers have been synonymous with Las Vegas since the likes of Lena Horne, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald headlined at Strip hotels in the mid-1950s.

 
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JUNETEENTH: A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM

June 19, 1865.

It had been nearly two and a half years since President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring a formal end to slavery in the United States.

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SUPPORTING BLACK BUSINESSES IN LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas is known for being a place that celebrates individuality — and that extends to the myriad small businesses that call the destination home. If you’re looking to support local entrepreneurs next time you visit, these Black-owned businesses are a great place to start.

 
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WELCOME TO THE HISTORIC WESTSIDE

When the Flamingo Hotel and Casino opened in 1946, the core of Las Vegas’ Black community was opening its own stores and restaurants in the Westside. These businesses along Jackson Avenue soon flourished with the regal Moulin Rouge Hotel shining a spotlight on the neighborhood. 

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THE NATIONAL JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE FOUNDATION

The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) is a national foundation, including hundreds of local organizations, that have been instrumental in the passage of Juneteenth Independence Day legislation. NJOF and the National Observation Foundation of Nevada (NJOFNV) are dedicated to promoting the national recognition of Juneteenth Independence Day.

 
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