THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
June 10, 1933 – July 12, 2012
“I’m not going to be beat down by the system. I’m not going to be beat down by the community. I guess that’s what makes me different.” – Hattie Canty
Labor activist. Las Vegas Hotel and Culinary Workers Union Local 226, executive board and president. Helped to found the Culinary Training Academy of Las Vegas in 1993.
Photo 1. On the picket line, The New Yorker, February 26, 1996. Photo 2. Hattie speaking as President of the Las Vegas Hotel and Culinary Workers Union Local 226.
More About Hattie:
- Audio recording clip of interview with Hattie Canty by Claytee D. White, February 27, 1998. African American Experience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries
- Oral History, UNLV University Libraries Special Collections
- “Hattie Canty | ONE”
- Six-year strike longest in U.S. Oct. 28, 1997
- Hattie Canty, Blackpast