Our Rich History: “Numbers King” Melvin Clark and African American racketeers in Newport

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By Chad Huggins DunbarSpecial to NKyTribune
Part 58 of our series, “Resilience and Renaissance: Newport, Kentucky, 1795-2020.”
Newport’s “Sin City” image, from the days of Prohibition until reform in the 1960s, was well known nationwide. During Prohibition, speakeasies abounded, and after its repeal, illegal gambling, prostitution, and other vices continued …..

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