Playing the Numbers: the book

Book CoverPlaying the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars, published by Harvard University Press, 2010.

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  1. ” THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X AS TOLD TO ALEX HALEY ” WAS MY FIRST READING INTRODUCTION TO THE BLACK MEN WHO WERE GAMBLERS AND HUSTLERS IN HARLEM,NEW YORK.MY GRANDFATHER MR.H.J.ROBERSON [ROBINSON] FROM ATLANTA,TEXAS AND SAN DIEGO, LOS ANGELLES, CALIFORNIA WAS A PROFESSIONAL GAMBLER.I ASKED MY GRANDFATHER :” GRANDDADDY WHO TAUGHT YOU HOW TO GAMBLE ? HE SAID WHITE BOYS. I SAID WHITE BOYS.HE THEN SAID: ” BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST CHEATERS.” dawah_ma_90221@yahoo.com-TAIF’TUL’ISLAM-P.O.BOX 338-COMPTON,CA.90223

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