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'Across the Tracks' documentary explores Black history of Las Vegas

Part of the Across the Tracks movie poster.
Slicktion Culture
Part of the Across the Tracks movie poster.

The history of the Black communities of Nevada and Las Vegas is one of those areas that doesn’t get a lot of coverage and it’s not something taught much in schools.

But a new documentary reveals the importance of African Americans here in the growth and development of the city.

It’s Called Across the Tracks: A Las Vegas Westside Story. It was previewed at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and in Las Vegas last weekend at the Plaza Hotel and Casino.

Guest: Emmett Gates, founder Slicktion Culture

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Mike has been a producer for State of Nevada since 2019. He produces — and occasionally hosts — segments covering entertainment, gaming & tourism, sports, health, Nevada’s marijuana industry, and other areas of Nevada life.