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Las Vegas | 4. The Bold Legacy of Moulin Rouge, the First Integrated Casino in Vegas

Las Vegas | 4. The Bold Legacy of Moulin Rouge, the First Integrated Casino in Vegas

Update: 2022-03-031
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Las Vegas has a way of forgetting its history. Like many cities across America, Vegas was segregated. From the ‘40s through integration, The Strip welcomed whites only, forcing Black people to live on the other side of the tracks. On the Westside. But they made it home, with hotels, restaurants and bars of their own. This week, Brent dives into the brief yet brilliant history of the first integrated casino, the Moulin Rouge, exploring what integration actually looked like for Black performers. And now, how the residents of the Historic Westside have recently taken its future into their own hands, breeding hope for a second renaissance, maybe one even better than the last.




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Las Vegas | 4. The Bold Legacy of Moulin Rouge, the First Integrated Casino in Vegas

Las Vegas | 4. The Bold Legacy of Moulin Rouge, the First Integrated Casino in Vegas

Neon Hum Media/ Sony Music Entertainment