Documentary Screening: Storming Caesars Palace


Sep. 26, 2023, 6pm to 8pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Goldfield Room


Join the UNLV University Libraries for a special screening of the documentary, “Storming Caesars Palace,” which tells the story of Ruby Duncan and a band of mothers who launched a revolutionary Black feminist anti-poverty movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

After losing her job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas, Ruby Duncan joined a welfare rights group of mothers who defied notions of the “welfare queen.” In a fight for guaranteed income, Ruby and other equality activists took on the Nevada mob in organizing a massive protest that shut down Caesars Palace.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The screening begins at 6 p.m. A Q&A will follow the screening.


  • Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center

Special Guest

  • Hazel Gurland-Pooler, Director



Admission Information

Reserve tickets.

Open to all.

Refreshments will be provided. 

Contact Information

University Libraries
Noah Price

External Sponsor

The event is part of the UNLV Oral History Research Center's 20th Anniversary celebration. 


Open to All