Museum of the American Gangster


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Al Capone famously once said: "You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun." Interested to hear more? Join us as we take a radio tour of the Museum of the American Gangster in New York City. This museum is located in a former speakeasy that was actually open in 1922. Today on Special Collections, we learn about all things organized crime, Al Capone, and the rise of gangsters during prohibition. Also on Special Collections, learn all about the Prohibition Era and one of the largest bank heists in history. We also talk about the real and fictional portrayals of gangsters in American media and history. Learn more about the Museum of the American Gangster here:

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