How Atlanta Native Helped Take Down One Of America's Most Powerful Mobsters

Nov 8, 2018

Eunice Hunton Carter was New York's first African-American assistant district attorney. The Atlanta native was the granddaughter of slaves, and now her grandson, Stephen Carter, is bringing her story to light. 

"Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster" tells the story of Eunice, the Black woman and prosecutor who helped take down Charles "Lucky" Luciano. Eunice was born in Atlanta during a time when race riots were on the rise in the city. Her family eventually moved to Brooklyn in 1906. By 1936, Eunice found eveidence linking organized crime to Luciano. "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott spoke with Eunice's grandson Stephen about his family's history. Stephen will speak at The Atlanta History Center on Nov. 13. For more information, click here.