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 Muhammad 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 http://themobmuseum.org/plan-your-visit/tickets/guided-tours-now-available/.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.