Since 1846 African Americans have been part of Nevada’s history, building a legacy that also has a footprint on the geography of the state.
From those that came as early explorers to the original farmers and miners of the 19th Century, to the artists, athletes and civil rights activists of the 20th Century, to the professionals, civic and political leaders of the 21st Century, contributions from African Americans can be seen across Nevada.
Take a walk through this history in the foyer of the legislative building Feb. 21-23 as “Our Story, Inc.” will present its semi-annual exhibit.
This year, titled “A Tour of African-American Historic Sites in Northern Nevada,” visitors will travel a time line as well as a map depicting the places in the community where memorable events took place and where unique individuals rose to meet their challenges.
The event is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.