Reviews - What do customers think about Beyond the Glimmering Lights: The Pride And Perseverance of African americans in Las Vegas?
Behind the Glitz and Glamour Jul 25, 2006
Beyond the Glimmering Lights is a very unique book that takes a look into the segregated past of Las Vegas. Author Trish Geran shows through the experiences of her Aunt Magnolia that there is more to Las Vegas than the bright lights. A wonderful read that show the perseverance of the African American community. Through the brilliant efforts of celebrities such as Sammy Davis Jr., Josephine Baker and the general community they were able to tear down the racial boundaries and helped shape America's playground.
Very Interesting and insightful Jul 10, 2006
I just finished reading Beyond the Glimmering Lights: The Pride And Perseverance of African americans in Las Vegas.
Using memories of her Aunt Magnolia for structure, Ms. Geran paints a vivid picture of what it was like to be African American in Las Vegas between the periods of 1940s and the 1960s.
As a fairly recent newbie to Las Vegas, this book provided a very interesting and insightful look at the history of African Americans in the area and the role they played in the shaping of an intergrated Las Vegas.
It is a very easy read and I highly recommend it :)