Press Release

THE MOB MUSEUM TO OFFER BLACK HISTORY MONTH TOURS SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY

LAS VEGAS (January 2015) – During Black History Month in February The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will offer special guided tours each Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. highlighting the African American role in organized crime and law enforcement, from the Great Migration to the present day.

The tours will feature several prominent African-American figures, including Abraham Bolden, the first African-American Special Services agent appointed by President John F. Kennedy, and Eunice Carter who broke both race and gender barriers in 1935, becoming the first black woman assistant district attorney in New York State. In that role, she organized a racketeering case that ultimately led to the conviction of Mob boss Lucky Luciano.

Visitors will also learn about Leroy Nicholas “Nicky” Barnes, a former leader of “The Council” in New York City, the infamous criminal organization that controlled the heroin trade in Harlem. The tours also will cover the allegations of a fix and the possibilities of Mob ties surrounding Mohammed Ali’s famous boxing win over Sonny Liston in Miami.

 

The cost for these limited-time guided tours is $10, plus the regular admission price. To make reservations, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.http://themobmuseum.org/plan-your-visit/tickets/guided-tours-now-available/