LECTURE: Boston Organized Crime: Prohibition and Bootleggers

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Emily Sweeney is a multimedia journalist at The Boston Globe and author of the book, Boston Organized Crime. She has been a staff writer at the Globe since 2001, and her work has been featured in Outside Magazine, Yankee Magazine, The Howard Stern Show, New England Cable News, WBZ News Radio, the Howie Carr Show, and other media outlets. For many years Emily served as president of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She now sits on the Board of Directors of the New England First Amendment Coalition, and she’s a frequent guest speaker at schools, universities, and industry events. Drawing upon an eclectic collection of crime scene photographs, mug shots, and police documents, Emily Sweeney leads an eye-opening journey through Boston’s underworld, with a special focus on the bootlegging days of Prohibition.