Blackstone Rangers/ Black P. Stone Nation/El Rukns (c. 1957–c. 2000)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain The Blackstone Rangers are a street gang formed in the late 1950s on Blackstone Street on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. The Blackstone Rangers were founded by two teenagers, Jeff Fort and Eugene Hairston, while they were at the … Read MoreBlackstone Rangers/ Black P. Stone Nation/El Rukns (c. 1957–c. 2000)

Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson (1906–1968)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was an American gangster in Harlem, New York in the 20th century. He has been the subject or character of a number of Hollywood films including The Cotton Club, Hoodlum, and most recently, American Gangster. Johnson was … Read MoreEllsworth “Bumpy” Johnson (1906–1968)

Casper Holstein (1876-1944)

Casper Holstein was a prominent New York philanthropist and mobster involved in the Harlem “numbers rackets” during Prohibition. He, along with several other rivals, most notably Stephanie St. Clair, were responsible for resurrecting illegal gambling in Harlem after several years of inactivity following the conviction … Read MoreCasper Holstein (1876-1944)