Colored Red

Historical Murders: The Black Hand of Colorado

October 16, 2019 Laura Porritt Season 2 Episode 15
Colored Red
Historical Murders: The Black Hand of Colorado
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Colored Red
Historical Murders: The Black Hand of Colorado
Oct 16, 2019 Season 2 Episode 15
Laura Porritt

Was the Black Hand, otherwise known as the Italian mafia, a real organized crime gang or a myth in the early 1900s? Regardless of what you might think, the hysteria and murders stemming from fear and intimidation under the name of the Black Hand were real and often gruesome. In this episode I'll discuss some of the early history of Southern Colorado towns and the cultural climate that instigated crime. 

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Was the Black Hand, otherwise known as the Italian mafia, a real organized crime gang or a myth in the early 1900s? Regardless of what you might think, the hysteria and murders stemming from fear and intimidation under the name of the Black Hand were real and often gruesome. In this episode I'll discuss some of the early history of Southern Colorado towns and the cultural climate that instigated crime.