Drug Brothers: The Rise and Fall of the Black Mafia Family
The Black Mafia Family grew from humble beginnings in Detroit in the late 1980s to controlling nearly half the nation’s cocaine market. Following the debut of the new Starz series Black Mafia Family, journalist and author Scott Burnstein will detail the rise and fall of the Black Mafia Family, the largest urban drug-trafficking organization in American history, and the brothers who built the criminal empire.
This program will take place in the Museum’s Historic Courtroom.
Scott M. Burnstein is an author, journalist, historian and organized-crime expert, based in the Midwest. He’s written extensively about various forms of mob activity in Detroit, Chicago, New England and Philadelphia, published six books on the subject of organized crime and produced three documentaries.
His work appears weekly in The Oakland Press and he’s written for The Detroit Free Press, The New York Daily Post, Ambassador Magazine, Chicago Magazine, The Huffington Post and CBS.com.