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Thelma Wright was legendary as reputedly the most dangerously powerful Black woman in Philadelphia. As the wife of Jackie Wright, a top heroin dealer in the city, she was intricately connected with the Black Mafia, a gang that operated Philly's drug trade throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s. Once widowed, and left as the young mother of a toddler son, she discreetly took over his business, running a bi-coastal drug empire, unbeknownst to family and friends around her. Recognized by her distinguished, sparkling green eyes, Wright ruled the streets with incredible savvy and disarming charm. Yet, very few knew the real sadness and confusion in her heavy heart.
While "With Eyes From Both Sides -- Living My Life In and Out of the Game," reveals Wright's more intimate memories and angst as a women torn between two worlds, "Gangsters: America's Most Evil" is a documentary styled presentation connecting the details of her criminal enterprise. During the show, Wright, alongside family, friends and law enforcement experts lend credence to her rule over a criminal enterprise normally dominated by men.
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