He was called the "liberal conscience of Nevada
," a civil rights activist who worked to end segregation in 1950s 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. As one CSN history professor said, Ralph tackled tough issues because "it was the right thing to do." Known for his shark-skin suits, bow tie, and cheery smile, he also ran in a number of Democratic races. We listen back on a "State of Nevada" interview with Ralph Denton.