STEPHANIE ST. CLAIR MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

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STEPHANIE ST. CLAIR MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

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Stephanie Saint-Clair (December 24, 1886 – December 1969) was a mob boss who ran numerous criminal enterprises in Harlem, New York in the early part of the 20th century.

HARLEM: Saint-Clair helped the black community in Harlem by providing many with jobs as numbers runners and other jobs within her business. Saint-Clair was known to put out ads in the local newspapers educating the Harlem community about their legal rights, advocating for voting rights, and calling out police brutality against the black community.

“AS YE SOW, SO SHALL YE REAP,”: In 1935, rival Dutch Schultz was assassinated on the orders of Lucky Luciano. Although St. Clair was not involved with his murder, she was remembered for sending an infamous telegram to his bed that stated “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.” The telegram reportedly made headlines across the nation.

"QUEENIE": As a result of her success running one of the leading numbers games in the city, she became known throughout Manhattan as "Queenie", but Harlem residents referred to her as "Madame Saint-Clair".

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