Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
The Westside Slugger: Joe Neal's Lifelong Fight for Social Justice (Volume 1) (Shepperson Series in Nevada History)

Buy
The Westside Slugger is the powerful story of civil rights in Las Vegas and Nevada through the eyes and experience of Joe Neal, a history-making state lawmaker in Nevada. Neal rose from humble beginnings in Mound, Louisiana, during the Great Depression to become the first African American to serve in the Nevada State Senate.

Filled with an intense desire for education, he joined the United States Air Force and later graduated from Southern University—studying political science and the law at a time of great upheaval in the racial status quo. As part of a group of courageous men, Neal joined a Department of Justice effort to register the first black voters in Madison Parish.

When Neal moved to southern Nevada in 1963 he found the Silver State to be every bit as discriminatory as his former Louisiana home. As Neal climbed through the political ranks, he used his position in the state senate to speak on behalf of the powerless for more than thirty years. He took on an array of powerful opponents ranging from the Clark County sheriff to the governor of the state, as well as Nevada’s political kingmakers and casino titans. He didn’t always succeed—he lost two runs for governor—but he never stopped fighting. His successes included improved rights for convicted felons and greater services for public education, mental health, and the state’s libraries. He also played an integral role in improving hotel fire safety in the wake of the deadly MGM Grand fire and preserving the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe, which brought him national attention.

Neal lived a life that personified what is right, just, and fair. Pushing through racial and civil rights hurdles and becoming a lifelong advocate for social justice, his dedication and determination are powerful reminders to always fight the good fight and never stop swinging.
 
(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Digital Geometry Algorithms: Theoretical Foundations and Applications to Computational Imaging (Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics)
Digital Geometry Algorithms: Theoretical Foundations and Applications to Computational Imaging (Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics)
Digital geometry emerged as an independent discipline in the second half of the last century. It deals with geometric properties of digital objects and is developed with the unambiguous goal to provide rigorous theoretical foundations for devising new advanced approaches and algorithms for various problems of visual computing. Different aspects...
Understanding Environmental Pollution: A Primer
Understanding Environmental Pollution: A Primer
Understanding Environmental Pollution has been updated and almost completely revised. The book summarizes the basics of pollution, working to use language understandable to those with limited science background, while remaining useful to those with more. The impacts of pollution on environmental health receive greater attention in this edition, and...
The Photoshop CS2 Help Desk Book
The Photoshop CS2 Help Desk Book
After years of fielding questions at seminars from Photoshop users, Dave Cross realized there was a lot of common ground: there were many questions that were indeed "frequently asked." In addition, most questions seemed start with "How come I can't…." "How do I…." or "Why won't the (fill in the...

Achieving DevOps: A Novel About Delivering the Best of Agile, DevOps, and Microservices
Achieving DevOps: A Novel About Delivering the Best of Agile, DevOps, and Microservices
Ben is stuck. A development lead with a strong vision for how the intersection of development and operations at his office can be improved, he can’t help but feel overwhelmed and discouraged by common problems such as slow turnaround time, rushed and ineffective handover documentation, mounting technical debt, and a...
Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Second Edition
Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Second Edition
Numerous textbooks address software testing in a structured development
environment. By “structured” is meant a well-defined development cycle in
which discretely defined steps provide measurable outputs at each step. It
is assumed that software testing activities are based on clearly defined
requirements and
...
Mastering Blender
Mastering Blender

New edition shows you how to get the very most out of the latest version of Blender

Blender, the open-source 3D software, is more popular than ever and continues to add functionality. If you're an intermediate or advanced user, this new edition of Tony Mullen's expert guide is what you need to get up to speed on...

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy