Virtual Program: Writing The Mob: Marilyn Greenwald and Yun Li

Virtual Program: Writing The Mob: Marilyn Greenwald and Yun Li

Date: June 2, 2021
Time: 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free for attendees

From New York to Los Angeles, and even Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Mob’s tentacles reached into all corners of North America during the 20th century. Historians continue to explore this rich story to understand what really happened during the Mob’s American heyday. These virtual presentations will feature authors of recently published histories and memoirs.

Marilyn Greenwald and Yun Li examine the essential role that African-American attorney Eunice Carter played in the historic prosecution of Mafia boss Lucky Luciano. This program will be available to watch online here, on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. More details coming soon.

Don’t miss our other programs in the Writing the Mob: Chronicling Organized Crime in the 20th Century series:
April 15: J. Michael Niotta, PhD and Avi Bash, Los Angeles Underworld
April 27: Russell Shorto, Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob
May 5: Michael Cannell, A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc.
May 26: Nick Christophers, Mafia Ties: The Greek Syndicates
June 22: Anthony M. DeStefano, The Deadly Don: Vito Genovese, Mafia Boss


Featured Speakers

Marilyn Greenwald  

Marilyn Greenwald


Marilyn Greenwald is a professor emerita of Journalism at Ohio University, where she taught courses in news reporting, biography writing and the writing of reviews and criticism. She also worked for ten years as a news reporter and business writer at daily newspapers in Ohio. She is the author of four biographies, including A Woman of the Times: Journalism, Feminism and the Career of Charlotte Curtis, (1999) about New York Times associate editor Curtis, which was named a Notable Book of the New York Times.

She has a Ph.D. in communication from Ohio State University.

Yun Li  

Yun Li


Yun Li is a markets and investing reporter at CNBC in New York. Over the past two years, she has covered Wall Street and the stock market, the 2020 presidential election, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Her work has also appeared in Reuters, Bloomberg News and other outlets. She holds a Master’s degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She grew up in Shanghai, China.