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Breaking Barriers – Organized Crime and Law Enforcement topics
Black female mobster Stephanie St. Clair
Charles “Lucky” Luciano breaks down ethnic divisions in New York organized crime
First female police officers in the United States (there are a couple of good ones to choose from)
Eunice Carter: New York's first African American assistant district attorney, helped take down the Mob
Joseph Petrosino: NYPD’s first Italian-speaking police officer, helped take down the Mob
Sheriff Ralph Lamb: brought together Las Vegas and Clark County police departments
Women fight for Prohibition
Frances Willard: founder of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union
Billionaire Howard Hughes purchases the Desert Inn
Moe Dalitz: Cleveland mobster turned “Mr. Las Vegas”
Nevada passes Wide Open Gambling Bill of 1931
Alec Jeffreys discovers DNA fingerprinting
Breaking Barriers – Las Vegas/Southern Nevada topics
Civil Rights in Las Vegas and the Moulin Rouge agreement
The Union Plaza Hotel-Casino hires first women casino dealers in 1971
Ruby Duncan and welfare rights
Ethnic and racial minorities working at Hoover Dam
Sammy Davis, Jr. and other African Americans fight for Civil Rights in Las Vegas
Lilly Fong: First Asian American teacher in Clark County School District
San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad connected Salt Lake to Los Angeles through Las Vegas for the first time
Paul Revere Williams: First African American architect in the American Institute of Architects, built many buildings and housing communities in Las Vegas
Valley of Fire: Nevada’s first state park
Dr. Charles West: First African American doctor in southern Nevada, leader in the Las Vegas NAACP
African Americans recruited to work at Basic Magnesium in Henderson
How The Mob Museum can assist with your NHD research:
The Mob Museum Award – For an outstanding entry highlighting the role of law enforcement or organized crime
This distinction will be awarded to the entry that best analyzes a topic exploring law enforcement agents or members of organized crime breaking barriers in history.
The Mob Museum will award one student with a one-year Family Membership to The Mob Museum.