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In early Ches Washington the L. Washington recounts the failure of the Moulin Rouge, the celebrated integrated casino that opened and closed in Negroes are not welcomed into the famous night spots on the Strip, they have very little representation in city government -- although they pay taxes -- and most of the streets in their West Side area are unpaved, dusty and neglected.
Moreover housing for the masses of minorities in that section is generally deplorable and way below par.
The answer is simple: Most of those in the know realized that the Moulin Rouge was the only place to go in Vegas -- other than a couple of clubs on the West Side -- and that they were not wanted in the noted Strip casinos. They knew that the living conditions of Negroes there was at a low ebb and that prejudice was at an all-time high. So they just passed up the whole city of Vegas and the Moulin Rouge died a natural death. But I wasn't very popular with the city officials present when I condemned the deplorable condition of the streets and housing in the West Side area.
After Dr. James McMillan asked Vegas Mayor Oran Gragson to call a meeting of the Strip hotel restaurants, four of them have declared they operate on a non-discriminatory basis. Action against this situation is long overdue. It's high time that prejudice polluted Las Vegas takes its "place in the sun" of human brotherhood and real democracy. After the "Moulin Rouge Agreement" ended segregation on the Strip, the New Pittsburgh Courier reported that the entire city will benefit from the changes.
James McMillan, president of the Las Vegas NAACP had indicated that the local branch's followers would stage "sit-down" demonstrations in the casinos and hotels unless the racial bans were removed. FOR MANY years top Negro entertainers have brought a large portion of the casino patrons to the Strip, but in many instances the performers themselves were not allowed to stay in the hotels or patronize the gambling rooms. The change of policy by the hotels should make L. I n the summer ofhundreds of wildfires raged across the Northern Rockies. By the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
It was the largest fire in American history.
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