African American Homesteading in Lanfair Valley

Hosted by The Mojave Project and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

July 21, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

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During the early twentieth century, twenty-three African American families filed for homesteads in the eastern Mojave Desert at Lanfair Valley near Goffs, California.  My research combined with that of others about these homesteaders led to Contradictions – Bringing The Past Forward©, an installation artwork that was on display at the San Bernardino County Museum from February 8 – April 20, 2022 and currently on display at Victor Valley Museum until August 10, 2022.

For this Transformation and Reinvention panel discussion, I will be in conversation with Claytee White, who directs the Oral History research Center at UNLV Libraries and who chronicles the history of Las Vegas Black community that was established in 1905; David R. Nichols, Park Archaeologist and Cultural Resources Manager, Mojave National Preserve of the National Park Association; and Kim Stringfellow, Director, The Mojave Project.

David R. Nichols, Park Archeologist, Cultural Resources Program Manager, Mojave National Preserve, Castle Mountains National Monument

Claytee D. White, Director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries 

Kim Stringfellow, The Mojave Project Director, Panel moderator

Barbara Gothard, Visual artist

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NOTE: The Webinar will be recorded and archived at the UNLV Barrick Museum YouTube site for those are unable to attend and as an archive of this conversation.

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