Submitted by Tamika Shauntee on February 25, 2011
When most people think about the history of Nevada, they think about mobsters, casinos and showgirls. Most people don’t realize that Nevada has an interesting and impressive African American history. We might be familiar with some people who helped advance civil rights in Nevada, like Mable Hoggard, H.P. Fitzgerald, Ruby Duncan and Charles West. Before these leaders, however, there were others who started the fight for civil rights, including Dr. W.H.C. Stephenson, the first African American doctor on record in Nevada.