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Ralph Denton, Part I

They called him "one of the McCarran boys," but Ralph Denton's influence on Nevada stretched far and wide.

Known as the "liberal conscience of Nevada," he was a civil rights activist who worked to end segregation in 1950's Las Vegas. Ralph Denton was one of the few lawyers to take cases for the ACLU, hired the first African-American secretary, and helped African-American leaders improve conditions for minorities. Hear more on KNPR's State of Nevada.

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