RICHARD SPECK NURSE MURDERER (1960’s)

Richard Speck captured the nation’s attention during the summer of 1966 after murdering eight female students who lived together on Chicago’s South Side. Before then, he had been responsible for other acts of violence against his family and others but had a knack for escaping the police. After his killing spree in 1966, a manhunt […]

The Night Stalker (1989)

Richard Ramirez is escorted from a meeting in Judge Tynan’s chamber with defense attorneys on May 9, 1989. Night Stalker defendant Richard Ramirez in court on July 13, 1989, clad in black and wearing trademark sunglasses. Night Stalker defendant Richard Ramirez with his attorney, Daniel Hernandez, on July 22, 1988. Richard Ramirez in court on […]

AL CAPONE & FAMILY

Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old. Capone was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York […]

Postcard of a Lynching

Postcard of a Lynching Text written on the back of the postcard – “This is the barbecue we had last night, my picture is to the left with a cross over it. Your son, Joe”

Duluth Lynching (1930)

A pivotal moment in Minnesota race relations On the evening of June 15, 1920, Isaac McGhie, Elmer Jackson, and Elias Clayton–three young African American men who had been accused of raping a white woman–were pulled from their jail cells in Duluth, Minnesota, and lynched by a mob of thousands of people. The United States was […]