Harlem Mobsters Kill Each Other Over Wife, NY 1931

harlem mobsters shoot each other over shotting wife

Harlem has always had its share of gangdom, from Stephanie St. Clair aka Queenie or Madam QueenBumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas, Giuseppe “the Clutch Hand” MorelloGiosue “The King Of (Harlem’s) Little Italy” Gallucci and many, many more. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mayme Hatcher Johnson (audio)

Mayme Hatcher Johnson was born in North Carolina, 1915. In 1948, Mrs. Johnson married Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, portrayed in American Gangster, the 2007 film that focused on another Harlem underworld figure, Frank Lucas.

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