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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Alice Key.

Author: Alice Key; Jacques Lesure; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Community activist and dancer Alice Key was born on March 18, 1911 in Henderson, Kentucky. She left the University of California, Los Angeles to work as a dancer. For five years, she performed at Harlem’s Ubangi Club and other venues. In 1943, Key retired from dancing and started working in journalism and television. She co-hosted the first all-African American television talk show in Las Vegas and was active in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Alice Key
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Key; Jacques Lesure; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518897
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Jacques Lesure, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Las Vegas, Nevada
2007 October 31.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 50 min., 44 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Alice Key
Alice Key

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Community activist and dancer Alice Key was born on March 18, 1911 in Henderson, Kentucky. She left the University of California, Los Angeles to work as a dancer. For five years, she performed at Harlem’s Ubangi Club and other venues. In 1943, Key retired from dancing and started working in journalism and television. She co-hosted the first all-African American television talk show in Las Vegas and was active in fighting for civil rights in Nevada and California. She was public relations director of the Moulin Rouge, the first integrated hotel and casino in Las Vegas and was public relations manager for the Nevada Committee for the Rights of Women. Key worked for the Economic Opportunity Board of Clark County, directed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Las Vegas branch, and served as Nevada's Deputy Commissioner of Labor. Key passed away on September 29, 2010 at age 99.

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